Monday, March 12, 2012

Wrongful Birth

Via Elusive Wapiti:

A couple from Portland is suing for $3 million because a prenatal test failed to tell them their daughter had Down's syndrome. They need the money because if they had known they would have killed her via abortion, but now they have to support her for the rest of her life.

1. The test has a 99.7% accuracy rate. Why should they get any money just because they are the 0.3%?

2. This sounds like a perfect opportunity for a post birth abortion. Unfortunately, the parents that are suing because they didn't get to kill her, now love their daughter dearly.

3. I wish both sides could lose. We have a company that sells a test that is responsible for the deaths of many children, versus a couple that wants money because they missed their window to kill their child.

We declined the test three times.


Res Ipsa said...

I'm glad I'm not on this jury.

Elusive Wapiti said...

Thanks for the link. This case was just jaw-dropping for me.