However, that's not first on my mind. I recently saw a title I liked, "From Conception to Completion", which to my mind means that we should be concerned about life from its beginning to its end. This post is concerned about its beginnings. I wrote to my MP on 18th March:
|Down's syndrome children face extinction|
Iconfess that the meat of this letter was borrowed from the admirable Don't Screen us out charity, but it is something about which I feel strongly, as I believe many people with disabilities do. They see the tendency by "normal" people and politicians to view their lives as not worth living, and therefore better to eliminate before birth. Whereas I, having lived an active "normal" life before my MND, understand now in a way I hadn't fully seen before that living with disability or "abnormality" is by no means an inferior sort of existence. Indeed only yesterday I received an email from a fellow MND patient who said that she felt she was a "stronger and better person" now. Too easily do those who pass laws for us assume that they know the answer; too often, I fear, they are led by economic convenience rather than by human understanding.