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  •  And Robyn did not just sort of (3+ / 0-)
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    decide one day
    "Oh golly gee..... I think I'm really female!"

    I do indeed know about triage.  I have been in emergency rooms, sometimes whisked in (e.g. when I was choking; or when I was sure my son had swallowed poison) and other times not (e.g. when I broke a toe).

    Now, as to babies.... well, yes, somewhere the line will have to be drawn.  And doctors should be the ones doing the deciding.  Who decided Robyn should be Robyn?  Well, Robyn, but then she got doctors to agree to that.  

    Where do we spend the resources? Well, that's going to be a hard choice.  Is the life of a 'normal' person worth more than the life of a baby who will be profoundly retarded?  hmmmm... if it is, then is the life of  a genius worth more than mine?

    Now up: What are you reading? Coming: What is it like to be LD? and WHYGTL?

    by plf515 on Fri Jul 13, 2007 at 11:29:19 AM PDT

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      Extremely tricky business all around, and definitely  something that should be debated in terms of the public good, rather than the bean counters, which swings back around to universal health care.

      Got a problem with my posts? Email me, and let's resolve it.

      by drbloodaxe on Fri Jul 13, 2007 at 11:35:12 AM PDT

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      •  I am no expert on insurance (5+ / 0-)

        at all.  I've stayed out of those diaries because, well, frankly, I spend all my free time here as it is, and don't want a whole other series of diaries to further obsess about.

        I leave such matters to experts like nyceve and drsteveb, who have been studying it a long while.

        I would rather concentrate on the ethics and morality of the situation.

        A society that condemns a person to live in the wrong body because that person cannot afford to switch to the right one is a society that I do not care for.  I cannot imagine what it would be like to be the wrong sex.  I've tried.  But I can't.  It's gotta suck. And I don't want to live in a place that lets people live that way.

        Just like, as a learning disabled person, I don't want to live in a society that lets LD people go through life without help.

        And, as a person with a pretty high income, I am perfectly willing to pay taxes so that others, less fortunate than I, can be so served.

        To me, that is the essence of being a progressive, and close to the essence of being a decent person:

        If I am not for myself, who is for me?
        If I am for myself alone, what am I?
        If not now, when?

        I am for myself.  And I am for Robyn. NOW.

        The rest is detail.

        Now up: What are you reading? Coming: What is it like to be LD? and WHYGTL?

        by plf515 on Fri Jul 13, 2007 at 11:41:07 AM PDT

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