Lawyers for Alexia Harriton, 24, who needs round-the-clock care, made the application yesterday to the Australian High Court, arguing that her mother's doctor was negligent in failing to diagnose rubella infection early in the pregnancy.
Lawyers said that if her mother, Olga Harriton, had known of the extent of the disabilities, she would have had an abortion.
I don't know what's worse. The fact that this woman feels that her life is not worth living, or that her mother told her that had she known about the extent of her disabilities she would have aborted her like she was nothing.
"We are here for Alexia, for justice," Mrs Harriton said. "That's all it is."
Justice? True justice is saving someone. Since when is being born a crime that someone needs to be saved from? Have we really descended this low in society that the disabled no longer feel that they have value, and are degenerates?
No one is more equal than anyone else. Just because someone is disabled doesn't mean they have any less value than anyone else. They may not be able to run a marathon, but the faculties and talents they have are just as valuable and have just as much meaning as my own or anyone else's.
And they don't deserve to be aborted.