Monday, November 29, 2010

An Unknown Quality of Life

"At a rally in 1983 for those opposed to abortion, to me the most moving argument was made by Alison Davis, who described herself as 'a happy spina bifida adult' and spoke from a wheelchair. 'I can think of few concepts more terrifying,' she said, 'than saying that certain people are better off dead, and may therefore be killed for their own good.' One doctor, on hearing her say that she was glad to be alive, 'made the incredible observation that no one can judge their own quality of life, and that other people might well consider a life like mine miserable!'"
- John Stott

Source: Stott, John R. W., Roy McCloughry, John Wyatt, and John R. W. Stott. Issues Facing Christians Today. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006. 405. Print.

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