Miscarriage of justice--the 'prenatal disability death sentence'
April 30, 2010
Kurt Kondrich

The news story was surreal:

"A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly a day later. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled."

As I read this article, I began thinking about my past career as a police officer. When a police officer makes an arrest, the suspect is always presumed innocent until proven guilty. In the case of a capital murder offense, the suspect can be given the death penalty only under certain circumstances. It takes a long series of appeals and judicial proceedings before a convicted murderer can actually be put to death by the state, and these procedures can last for years.

This innocent baby boy received no defense, no assistance, and no appeal, when he was placed on the floor and left to die after his birth. His death sentence began the moment he was diagnosed prenatally with a disability and deemed not worth welcoming into this world. He fought his initial death sentence valiantly and was able to enter this world still breathing and his heart still beating.

This valiant struggle, however, was not enough for him to overcome his predetermined "death sentence," and when a compassionate soul realized the "miscarriage of justice," it was too late to reverse the torturous harm and neglect that had been exacted upon this "innocent" human being.

We all need to appeal society's "prenatal disability death sentence," and ensure that innocent children are not left to die on a floor because society has found them "guilty of imperfection."



About Kurt Kondrich:

I am the father of a beautiful daughter who has Down syndrome, and she has been a priceless Blessing to our family and community. When I became aware of the 90+% abortion rate for children diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb, I literally could not sleep at night. In early August 2008 I had a disturbing dream about people with disabilities being exterminated, and it woke me up at 2:15AM. After praying I came up with the name SADSIN (Stop Aborting Down Syndrome Individuals Now). I have since embarked on a mission to make sure people are aware of this genocide. I want people to see the beautiful faces of our kids and realize the priceless Blessings and Gifts they are to a society that has lost focus. Please take time to read my stories, and I would love your feedback. The photo is my daughter Chloe's picture on the big screen in Times Square for the National Down Syndrome Awareness Video — not bad for a 4 year old! God's Blessings to you always.

 


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