In a 6-1 decision, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that parents may "sue a doctor for failing to tell them their child may be born with a birth defect so the mother could have an abortion," reports Radio Iowa.
According to court documents, Pamela Plowman filed a lawsuit on July 31, 2013, "against FMCH, the Women's Center, Fort Madison Physicians and Surgeons, Davis Radiology, P.C., and doctors Kang, Paiva, and Steffensmeier."
On April 25, 2011, Plowman received an ultrasound from radiologist Dr. Pil Kang. The readings on Plowman's child were abnormal in a number of ways, however, Plowman alleges that Dr. Kang never informed her of any abnormalities. Kang's report was allegedly signed off by Dr. Paiva. Plowman also alleges that in a follow-up visit, Dr. Steffensmeier not only failed to mention the abnormalities, but said "everything was fine."
In August 2011, Plowman gave birth to Z.P., a boy.
Within a few short months, Z.P. began displaying signs of cognitive impairment. Plowman filed a "wrongful birth" lawsuit which eventually reached the Iowa Supreme Court.
According to court documents, Pamela Plowman would have had an abortion if she and her husband had known about their child's potential for disability:
The parents in this Iowa action allege the prenatal doctors failed to inform them of abnormalities noted during an ultrasound. Their child was born with severe cognitive defects and remains unable to speak or walk at age five. The parents allege they would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy if they had been informed of what the ultrasound allegedly showed. They seek to recover their ordinary and extraordinary costs of raising the child and their loss of income and emotional distress.
The sole dissenter, Justice Edward Mansfield, noted that the term "severely disabled child" is ill-defined by the court, asking: "What happens if testing indicates the child will be born blind or without a hand?" Mansfield added that the ruling could open up a massive can of worms as it pertains to potential legal filings:
Can a mother sue a father for not telling her that he carried a genetic disorder, on the theory that she would otherwise have had an abortion? Can a father sue a mother for not telling him she carried a genetic disorder, on the theory that he would not have had unprotected sex?
Despite wishing she had murdered her unborn child at 22-weeks gestation, Pamela Plowman says that she "really enjoy[s] spending time with [Z.P.] and get[s] a lot of happiness from him."
This is eugenics; it's no less heinous than Nazi Germany's slaughter of the "unfit," also called "useless eaters."
According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM):
On August 18, 1939, the Reich Ministry of the Interior circulated a decree compelling all physicians, nurses, and midwives to report newborn infants and children under the age of three who showed signs of severe mental or physical disability. At first only infants and toddlers were incorporated in the effort, but eventually juveniles up to 17 years of age were also killed. Conservative estimates suggest that at least 5,000 physically and mentally disabled children were murdered through starvation or lethal overdose of medication.
As vile and disturbing as this is, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone in the United States. Wrongful birth lawsuits like that of the Plowman's are the logical result of pro-abortion policy. If one believes that a fetus isn't human until it passes through the birth canal, then terminating that fetus for any reason has no moral repercussions.
At 22-weeks gestation, an infant in the womb looks like a miniature newborn, weighs approximately one pound, has fully-formed eyes, and its "internal organs are growing fast and the eyelids and eyebrows are becoming distinguishable," according to Pregnancy Corner. "The sensory system is also developing. Your baby learns his or her sense of touch and begins rubbing his or her face, neck, torso, and legs."
It's not only severe disability that drives women to abort their children. Although estimates vary widely in the United States, the Charlotte Lozier Institute notes that "a 2012 publication in Prenatal Diagnosis ... research calculated a weighted mean across the U.S. of a 67% termination rate following prenatal diagnosis."
Additionally, The Daily Wire previously reported that "according to the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR), in the U.K., approximately 90% of infants prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome are terminated. In Iceland, the figure is a staggering 100%."
Humanity marches steadily toward a place of evil from which we may not be able or willing to return.