Latimer’s ’cause’ is a real threat
National Post Published: Thursday, May 22, 2008Re: Outside the Concrete Walls, May 21.
When Rebecca Beayni — a 25-year-old living with cerebral palsy who is unable to talk or walk — was awarded the city of Toronto Young Adult Award for Social Justice last year, there wasn’t a mention of it in the Post. And to quote this article, Tracy Latimer “functioned at the level of a three-month-old.” So does this mean that three-month-olds are expendable too? I have a friend, Michael, with Tracy’s condition, a man with severe cerebral palsy whom doctors predicted wouldn’t live past 10 — he’s now 36. He needs care in all aspects of life. He eats with a feeding tube. He has a particular love of music. Six years ago he danced for Pope John Paul II in front of an audience of millions. He’s living a deeply meaningful life. I’m able-bodied and able-minded, just like your reporters. With these tools I’m writing for my friends Rebecca and Michael, against the threat that Robert Latimer’s “cause” poses to them and those whom their lives represent. My message to your readers: Wake up!
Deiren Masterson, Toronto. (Source)
It all sounds so righteous and just, doesn’t it? “The Right To Die”. Self Determination. Self Realization. Control Over One’s Body. It’s all so very materialistic and lethal. The problem, of course, is that the so-called “right to die” involves the plight of innocent and disabled people who will be the target of easy pickings from avaracious relatives who want to be alleviated from “the burden”.
It’s like the women who are coerced into abortion in this country, the so-called north, strong, and “free”.
If you want to advance your cause, however wicked and lethal it is to a culture, just slap on the words “human rights” and watch the useful eugenic idiots swoon around you.