. . . is "wrongful abortion." The Daily Beast examines some tragic cases of babies aborted after their parents were mistakenly told that the children had serious health problems.
The deeper tragedy, though, is the fact that our society believes that serious health problems would have made these children unworthy of life -- even that such a child might be a "monster."READ FULL ARTICLE »
I watched the third episode of the current season of “Downton Abbey” last night. (If you’re not a fan, just stop reading now.)
I was a little bothered by episode 2 last week, when Lady Mary tells her maid, Anna, that she wants to go away for a few days with a man who wants to marry her. People of her generation, she says, will be living in closer quarters than did previous generations (that is, people who grew up in castles; people who live in cottages have always lived in close quarters). Thus, Mary reasons, it’s more important than ever to marry the right person. And the only way to do that is for couples to spend lots of time together. She won’t get any argument from me there. Where I do argue with her has to do with WHERE she believes couples should spend time getting to know one another: in bed. READ FULL ARTICLE »