When I read the letter from Ed Woeten I felt a mixture of nausea and anger. Every day I work with children who have a variety of disabilities. They are all human beings. They all deserve my respect.
What is clear from Woeten's letter is that he has absolutely no respect for these kids. It is clear that he blames them for the condition they are in. He begins his letter with a description of the birth of a child. He rhapsodizes about the miracle of a birth.
Apparently Woeten limits his admiration for babies to those who are perfect with no limitations. He makes no distinction between those who are damaged by drugs, those who are autistic, those who have physical injuries or for any other reason. Woeten lumps everyone together.
The last time we heard about perfect human beings was from a strange man with a mustache in Germany. Equally apparent is his rather twisted notion that those babies who have disabilities deserve their plight.