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Wrongful Life Cause of Action Recognized in Ohio

The AP is reporting that Ohio has joined the dubious group of states in which courts have recognized a civil cause of action for parents who end up with children they don’t want. In this case, an obstetrics clinic offering “genetic counseling” screened a baby for a particular genetic defect. The defect was present but the clinic missed it. The parents claim they would have terminated the pregnancy if they had known. They sought recovery of costs associated with pregnancy and childbirth as well as pain and suffering damages for having to deal with an afflicted child.

Since I have recently made quite brief and eminently restrained remarks on culture of life issues (here, here and here), I will limit my reaction to this: Where is the voice of the Church in this crime against the unborn? The official diocesan website makes no mention of it. Should we be troubled that the bishop in Columbus is none other than Frederick Campbell, formerly of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul? Is it a coincidence that the Columbus diocese has also banished Regnum Christi and the Legionnaires of Christ?

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