I think of the many heartless people mentioned in the news daily but I would suggest Brock and Rhea Wuth would win as the most heartless couple of the year. 

They are currently at home with their 5 year old and $50 million dollars they won for suing the hospital where they gave birth to him. 

The parents had been tested for genetic defects while in utero and those tests were sent to a lab for results. But the parents found out that the tests were not given the specifics on the location of the defects, therefore they weren’t given enough time to abort their son knowing he would be born with abnormalities. 

In a nutshell, the parents wanted the chance to abort the boy if he genetically defective. 

Go ahead and let that sink in. 

This is not just an abortion story where the parents were scared or not ready. They are two professional adults who wanted a child….as long as he/she was not provided an extra chromosome. They sued the hospital  because they felt they were not given the chance to consider their options. It is a sad story all around, and it is a terrible situation to consider.  I am writing this with a heavy pen and a bitter taste. I think of the millions of couples who want children. Who would give anything for a beautiful children that was a piece of both of them. Who can’t give birth. Who can’t conceive. Who wouldn’t give a shit if the child was born with a defect. It would be theirs. It would be their baby. It would be their whole world. 

Shame on this couple, I say.

No, I’m not walking in their shoes and yes, I am judging.

When you make the decision to become a parent in your life, you give up all selfish tendencies. You give up the right to choose you over the baby. You have no right to play take-backs. “No, wait. I change my mind. This isn’t what I wanted.”

Shame on you, Wuths. What are you going to tell your son when he reads the news article? That you were kidding?



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  1. Julia Payson Reply

    Inflammatory much? This site has been more and more just underwritten opinion pieces and this post is the ultimate manifestation of that trend. Really?

    I’m not going to bother arguing your over simplified and reductionist arguments. This is obviously just troll bait and I’m done with this site.

    • I stand by MY OPINION about this story and it’s perfectly okay for you to disagree. If you feel you must go, there’s the door.

  2. I definitely see both sides of this story.

    On one hand, you have two educated people, who’s family history of genetic abnormalities and personal experiences we know nothing about. These two people opted to have a test that’s specific purpose is to eliminate the concern about having a baby with a genetic abnormality. That’s exactly why prenatal genetic testing exists, if you’re A-Okay with taking on the lifelong commitment of a baby with an extra chromosome and/or complications from a genetic disorder, you probably aren’t going to opt for the testing in the first place, or are only doing so to prepare yourself for what is to come. SO, if you think about it, for these tests to exist in the first place, they’re basically intended to give couples and women the information they need to make an educated decision about aborting a potentially difficult and life-threatening pregnancy and/or the difficulties that arise when you have a baby with these types of difficulties.

    That… being… said, medical tests are inconclusive all of the time. I myself have had medical issues that have gone un-diagnosed for several months and only in my constant pushing for more information have I even had my doctor request further testing. If it were left up to the medical professionals alone, they would do the bare minimum and leave it at that, whatever is less invasive, right? So, with that it is really up to the parents that if their results were 50/50 they needed to perform further testing to get the information they wanted. If they stopped at that point, knowing there was a 50% chance their baby would be born with a disorder or genetic defect, that is on them. I’m sure if they were willing to pay and do more testing, the medical people handling their case would oblige. That said, I don’t know that for certain, it’s speculation, but thats how it seems to me from the very brief pro-life article linked to in this blog post.

    So taking that all into consideration, the point is that this couple had every right in the world to seek out what they wished to know and take action based on the information they were given. They were unhappy with the results and the now lifelong commitment to a child who will never be able to go out on his own, and I can sympathize with that, it’s terribly unfortunate for them and in a world where you can take someone to court for stealing your cheerios at the supermarket, there’s no doubt in my mind that they would opt to sue. Was it the right thing to do? No. Does the money they won give them the opportunity to afford the necessities they’ll need to raise their child? Yes.

    By oversimplifying the situation it’s basically saying that abortion is wrong, end stop. That’s your opinion, fine. But yes, it is an inflammatory one. Ultimately everyone in this situation has lost… the couple got something they were explicitly trying to avoid, and yes I’m sure there are many many individuals out there who would DIE for a baby, even with said complications, and that’s their burden, just like this child is now a burden to the couple that tried to avoid ending up in the situation in the first place. Is that harsh? Yes. But there’s certainly more to the story, and that doesn’t devalue how they feel about their son now.

    I appreciate your passion about the subject, but I have to disagree with the motive.

    • Christella, thank you. You have given a very intelligent agreement to my piece above. I think it’s pretty clear that it was written out of hurt and anger for the child. My pen is fueled solely by passion. With that said, your comment provides a counter that I can appreciate.
      My abortion stand is multifaceted and yes, part of my opinion is mentioned here.
      I fully agree, there are no winners here.

      Thank you again 🙂

  3. Wow! Just wow!!
    I understand being pissed at the world when your baby is not all you dreamed of…but suing because you weren’t equipped with the correct information so you could abort your child…that’s truly horrific!!!!

    Well written article btw.

  4. Why didn’t they just give him up for adoption and forget he ever happened, since that’s pretty much what they would’ve done had they known……..

    Nobody dreams of having a child with any type of abnormality, but it happens. Real parents wouldn’t dream of suing anybody, and instead would become advocates for whatever abnormality it is. Yes, scream, cry and pound your fists asking why did this happen, but don’t go suing people because you would’ve killed your kid in the “window of time” you could’ve had you known.

    If they want to get to the nuts and bolts of it, maybe they should find out who is the one that caused this with the child (which parent’s genes) and the ‘good’ one could sue the ‘bad’ one.

    People suck.

    Prayers to this child.

  5. “They sued the hospital because they were not given enough time to kill their son who would be abnormal.”

    I think when we’re talking about abortion, it’s pretty inflammatory to use the word kill. There are writers on for BM who’ve had abortions and you just accused them of murder. I get that’s how pro-lifers see the whole situation, but for the sake of community and respect, maybe we should aim to be more gentle with our language?

    We only know about these people what the media has chosen to tell us through various filters. I can understand and appreciate knowing what your very personal and individual boundaries are. My husband and I only have one child because parenting completely overwhelms me. I don’t think I would have fared so well if we’d had another or if my Emma had any kind of disability. I have no idea if I would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy if I’d found out she had “defects,” but I’m thankful to live in a world and be surrounded by people who support my right to choose.

  6. My initial reaction to hearing this is anger as well. I would have had these same thoughts swirling in my brain too.

  7. I’m grateful that this piece was written so that I could have an opportunity to see the highly respectful and eloquent response by made by Christella, who summarized my thoughts on the matter perfectly. So, while I can’t say the article itself made me happy {it didn’t}, I am happy to know I’m not alone in thinking the couple in question aren’t necessarily horrible for their actions.

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