Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Yesterday, I wrote a piece that about babies with disabilities. I wrote the line, "Women rutinely abort handicapped babies and no one bats an eye." I decided to take that line out because it in too glib. Often, mistakes occur in the womb that would make the child/parent's life so physically and emotionally wrought that....

What I was referring to was an article on the cover of the Times two years ago that made my skin crawl. Women on the upper east side abort children that they find less than perfect (kids with cleft pallettes or missing a finger). THIS is what I meant.

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