Thursday, September 29, 2005

This troubles me.

A few months ago, a friend of mine contacted me to tell me that her little one born about eight weeks prematurely had passed away in intensive care. One of the questions she asked was why hers had to die when she saw in the news that another preemie in the US (this one was something like 11 weeks early) got to live. What could I tell her? God's will? Small comfort that is. Especially since she really wants kids, but like many of my Dutch friends/acquaintances, keeps miscarrying.

Instead of being a vanguard in the area of euthanasia, I think that Groningen might do better to work towards saving lives and improving the quality of life of their patients. Maybe things would be different, then. I'm sorry if this sounds horribly uncharitable, but it seems that priorities are way off here.

1 comment:

Yogo said...

I'm always asking that question, especially when it concerns those born with disabilities, those who use drugs or do horrible things and they have healthy baby after baby, while some women who want a child desperately can't conceive. Life isn't fair.