To the editor:
It’s big of you pro-life people to compliment people about being so disciplined to follow their principles about no abortion and right-to-life concerns, but who is accepting the life of the baby if it’s not perfect or is handicapped? Do the church schools or religion classes accept the mentally handicapped in their schools, or do they ignore them, or make up excuses like “We don’t have special education teachers”? Nobody’s a special education parent either. We learn by doing.
I think the disciplined people of the faith should learn to socially accept mental retardation and not just worry about right-to-life and abortion issues. If religious people really want to embrace “life” and not just do right-to-life marches or write about these issues, it’s time for them to “help the least of these” and not just judge others for their views on pro-choice or pro-life. Have you personally made a difference in the life of a mentally handicapped person?