By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. I wrote the following story two years ago, so it’s not new. Emily Rapp’s child has Tay Sachs, not Down syndrome. One is fatal, the other means the child could well have a more-or-less normal lifespan. But what she had to say about parenthood …Continue reading "Parenting Without a Net: Loving Ronan “to the end of his life, and then I will let him go”"
By Dave Andrusko First, a tip of the hat to the pro-life blog JivinJehoshaphat for both a link to and a particularly astute insight into an essay that appeared at Salon.com. It would be difficult to come up with a harder hard case than that posed by Emily Rapp. Her nearly two-year-old son, Ronan, has …Continue reading "Wanting a retro-active abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Many of our readers are parents, with a well-developed, acute sensitivity to children and their health. My wife and I have four kids (and now a granddaughter), and we have been blessed that none have serious, let alone life-threatening, illnesses. In the back of my mind I recognized the name Emily Rapp. …Continue reading "Parenting Without a Net: Loving Ronan “to the end of his life, and then I will let him go”"