Couple Awarded 4.5 Million For Wrongful Birth Of Son
From the land of the absurd comes a horrific tale. Unfortunately, this story is real.
A West Palm Beach jury awarded a couple 4.5 million dollars for the wrongful birth of the their son. That’s right. You read that correctly. The wrongful birth of their son. The West Palm Beach Post writes:
During a roughly two-week-long trial that ended Wednesday, Mejia and Santana claimed they would have never have brought Bryan into the world had they known about his horrific disabilities. Had Morel and technicians at OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches and Perinatal Specialists of the Palm Beaches properly administered two ultrasounds and seen he was missing three limbs, the West Palm Beach couple said they would have terminated the pregnancy.
Now, I do not claim to know how this feels. It just seems backwards and upside down. I mean, what the heck are they going to tell their son as he gets older? I mean what do you say?
“Dear son. We love you how you are, but we would have aborted you had we had the chance because of the hassle your disability has caused us all, including you. Luckily we got millions for your accidental birth to make this all better. Nighty, night. Kiss, kiss. Sweet dreams tonight!”
Ouch. Sad. Very sad.
This will only end bad. How do you live with all this? They need prayer and mercy. And that child is valuable to God. I hope he understands that one day.
That’s really all I have to say about that. What else is there?