Friday, June 24, 2011

Miss Florida was born with Spina Bifida and Scoliosis

On the picture in this blogpost, she looks like she could be posing for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. So please use discretion.

The reason this is relevant to my blog is that a high number of children with spina bifida are aborted.

Thanks to the widespread use of folic acid, the number of unborn children diagnosed with spina bifida has been greatly reduced, but it's still a death sentence for the majority of those who are diagnosed.

What this points to is that a person born with spina bifida is not necessarily condemned to a life of suffering and hardship. Some people think that when they are aborting the child suffering from spina bifida, they're doing that child a favour. Clearly, that's not the case.