The heartbreaking story in the Dec. 2 Miami Herald, A death by bureaucratic callousness, about the death of a disabled 14-year-old girl at the hands of state bureaucrats raises an important question. In this instance, the mother knew the child would be severely handicapped during her pregnancy and elected to not abort the pregnancy. This child created an enormous hardship, emotionally and financially, for the family.
Where were all of the right-to-life advocates supporting this child and family during her lifetime? It appears that they are interested only in assuring that a pregnancy is brought to term, but are absent to advocate for the child and family after the birth. Seems to me that for those people, a fetus is more valuable than a living child.
Nathan Bodner, Miami