Baby Blame Game

When babies are fodder for lawsuits, something is wrong. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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A Tennessee couple is suing a pharmaceutical company claiming an alleged packaging error of birth control pills failed to prevent pregnancy. Along with medical expenses and time taken off work, the husband wants money from the company for the loss of “companionship of his wife, for which he is entitled to be compensated.”

Even if there was a packaging error, this story illustrates two troubling trends. First, once again, a child is being treated as a disease-like inconvenience just like targeting Down’s kids for abortion or the Health and Human Services mandate that lumps pregnancy in with conditions to be prevented, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

The second trend is this ongoing illusion of control created by a consumerist secularism. If we don’t get exactly what we want, when we want, someone must pay. We rarely consider that the trust we have in our ability to make life in our own image is misplaced. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

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Hamilton County couple sues birth control maker after woman gets pregnant
Todd South | TimesFreePress | February 13, 2013