Thursday, January 29, 2009

Creating High Risk Pregnancies

The New York Times opinion page ran an article about the octuplets born in California. Doctors weighed in on the consequences and advisability of these kinds of premeditated high risk pregnancies. Considering that one of the reasons congressmember Issa gave for the entire Republican party voting against the stimulus package is the funding for IDEA, I found this timely, and ironic.

Decisions like this one between this family and their physician team will lead to consequences for all of us as we struggle to balance our moral convictions, civic obligations to people with disabilities, and national ambivalence toward taxes and social spending.