February 15th, 2003

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Unspeakable Conversations

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/16/magazine/16DISABLED.html?pagewanted=all&position=top

Unspeakable Conversations
By HARRIET McBRYDE JOHNSON

He insists he doesn't want to kill me. He simply thinks it would have been better, all things considered, to have given my parents the option of killing the baby I once was, and to let other parents kill similar babies as they come along and thereby avoid the suffering that comes with lives like mine and satisfy the reasonable preferences of parents for a different kind of child. It has nothing to do with me. I should not feel threatened.

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