Daughter will be loved...
We think the courts got it wrong when it comes to
We are in
a similar situation to what he was. Our second of
four children, Christina, was born with a condition
similar to cerebral palsy. She is now 10 years old
and weighs about 55 pounds. She does not talk or walk,
but has lived a happy life despite her poor health
and severe disabilities.
her life, she has had many misfortunes, most pertaining
to poor health. Her ride has been a roller coaster
one which has included numerous surgeries and hospital
stays. She has received the Anointing of the Sick
three times as we, her parents, felt her day of glory
In between her pains and discomforts, she is a crawler,
climber, pincher, laugher and world's best house messer.
She has ways of tweaking each of her siblings and
parents. She is the most difficult child to raise
and care for, but she has brought infinite blessings
to our household and many, many others.
of me, as her loving father, putting Christina to
sleep is simply unthinkable. She is not a dog or a
cow or a cat, but a human being made in the image
of God. My wife and I will care for her till the end,
knowing that it will take all we've got and then some.
with Latimer getting day parole and going to Ottawa
is that he will most certainly push lawmakers and
the courts to change laws so that people like my wife
and myself have the right to kill our suffering children.
we are on the slippery slope, we will all be at risk
of being put to death when others think we are suffering
or too difficult to take care of.
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