The audacity of a life less worthy, part 2

Nothing that is made by God is imperfect – only the people that believe God to be imperfect and a Creator of imperfection – how it must grieve Him that people so casually distrust Him and make themselves ‘God’ in situations that He has always had control over. God always has a way, will make a way in every situation, even having a child with disabilities.

Why do pre-parents think they can only handle parenting a ‘well’ or ‘perfect’ child?

There is a new test to determine if an unborn child has Down syndrome much earlier in the pregnancy with just a simple blood test. Since the test is not intrusive to the unborn child, it is considered ‘safer’, unless it’s positive:

“However, the study raises important ethical questions about whether couples should be able to access genetic testing for a variety of traits — such as health or eye color — and whether the results will lead to an increase in abortions, thus thinning the ranks of certain kinds of people from the population.”

Like any other test there is always chance for a false-positive on a perfectly healthy unborn baby. Pre-parents think they’re doing a great big favor to the unborn baby with Down by taking his/her life in their hands and aborting. It’s evident that the pre-parents decide to abort because of THEIR instability, incapability, inconsistency and insensibility of taking care of another human being at all much less one that takes more work, more time and more love.

For women at 30 years of age, statistics show that 1 in 900 babies have Down syndrome.

So while science has given pre-parents another way of knowing more about their unborn child, it also gives them more ammo when considering abortion instead of LIFE.

When does Personhood end?

BATAVIA TWP. (near Cincinnati, OH) – Ronnie Dragoo has been near death for a month. He has cancer.  Mentally disabled since birth, the 56-year-old Clermont County man has been kept alive with the help of a respirator and a feeding tube……In December, Ronnie Dragoo had surgery to remove a tumor the size of a football, and he’s had three rounds of chemotherapy to treat lymphoma B cancer, his sisters said. He developed pneumonia and other complications. “Two weeks ago, they called us in and told us that Ronnie was going to die and to say our last words to him,” Theile (Ronnie’s sister) said. “I have prayed to God to have him die. No one deserves this.”

His sisters don’t have the legal authority to make medical decisions for him. He is a ward of the state.  Tammy Murray, who is Ronnie Dragoo’s guardian (from the state), has talked with doctors and his sisters about his care. Medicaid has paid for it.

Ronnie Dragoo’s situation is complicated but not uncommon, said Karla Rinto, program director for Advocacy and Protective Services Inc. in Columbus. “We work on end-of-life decisions pretty much every day,” Rinto said of the agency, which provides guardians for about 4,600 mentally disabled people in Ohio.  According to state law, two doctors must agree to sign off on ending life support before a guardian can authorize it, Rinto said. The patient must be diagnosed as having a terminal illness or be permanently unconscious.

“What we heard from the Clermont (hospital) doctors was they were not comfortable that this was terminal,” Rinto said.  Ronnie Dragoo was transferred last week to the Regency at Deaconess in Clifton Heights (near Cincinnati), where two doctors agreed Friday to withdraw life support and sign a do-not-resuscitate order, Thiele (Ronnie’s sister) said.

The respirator and feeding tube were removed Monday, Cindy Dragoo said. It’s unknown how long her brother might live.

Why and when does personhood end?

1.  The decision of life and death is not up to us humans, it’s up to God.  God decides who lives and dies. We have been made perfectly in His eyes, not in the world’s view. We have all been known to Him since the foundation of the world with a purpose and ministry.

2.  Being a ward of the state (loss of personhood) of ANYWHERE in this United States, you are subject to be judged of your viability to survive long-term, thus costing the state a bunch of money.  Thus, loosing personhood status.

3.  This is happening way more than what we read in the newspaper.  Thousands more than this case or the Terri Schiavo case that is in the news. Usually because this is regarding wards of the state because of mental incapacity or disability.

4.  In this particular case, the patient is terminal, meaning that if he is in the last stages of cancer and subject to die anytime anyway, why are they so willing to cut off life support NOW?  Because it costs MONEY – money from the state.

5.  How is it that all of the family members and friends KNOW the care that the patient would want in the event this would happen? Family members & friends want the situation over to get on with THEIR OWN LIVES and they truly do not believe this is a person any longer.

6.  It takes days to die of starvation and dehydration. It’s the most painful death imaginable. And someone that is mentally disabled is suppose to understand this is what’s best for him????  Personhood is definitely over.

Maria Shriver and Obama

In case y’all forgot – read on:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Maria Shriver says President Barack Obama’s joke comparing his poor bowling score to that of a Special Olympics athlete was hurtful, although she is sure he didn’t mean it that way.

California’s first lady issued a statement Friday, a day after the president made the gaffe on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama later called Maria’s brother, Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, to apologize.

The siblings’ mother, Eunice Kennedy-Shriver, founded the Special Olympics and has championed the rights of the mentally disabled.

Maria Shriver says the reaction to Obama’s joke shows there is still more work to do. She says laughing at such comments “hurts millions of people throughout the world.”

Shriver, a Democrat, supported Obama’s presidential campaign.

Here’s the problem with this – Obama’s daughters heard it, too. What a guy.

As Obama adds insult to injury, Sarah had somthing to say…

From National Review Online:

‘Gov. Sarah Palin responded to remarks made last night by President Obama related to the Special Olympics on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”:

“I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.

“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”


The insensitivity of the President and Mr. Leno

This is for all of you incredible parents and grandparents that diligently take care of a loved one that has developmental disabilities. Your president, Barack Obama, in the video below, made a wise crack about the Special Olympics because of his poor bowling score. Maybe he should use teleprompters to keep him from making such hideous remarks. But at least we now know how he feels about the developmentally disabled.

This makes it quite obvious how he feels about anyone that is not ‘perfect’ or ‘normal’ in his eyes, otherwise he would not have made such a remark.

Why is he making time to be on Leno?

This is who is running our country. Pray, pray, pray.