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WHEELIE cATHOLIC: Dear Ann Landers - I'm not surprised
Living and laughing with a disability - cerebral palsy; ordinary life, extraordinary circumstances.
Va. Lawmaker: Disabled Kids are God's Punishment for Abortion - Political Hotsheet - CBS News: "'The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically,' he reportedly said. 'Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children.'
'In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord,' he added. 'There's a special punishment Christians would suggest.'"
Karen Spears Zacharias � Outside the Magic Circle: "“We were brought up, or at least I was brought up, to believe that the distribution of wealth was ordained by God. It was “in the blood.” You were born to be either wealthy and wise and rich and powerful and beautiful and healthy, or you were born to be poor and downtrodden and sick and miserable and drunken and immoral. There was very little you could do to change your fate because it was “in the blood.” I twas a very comforting thought, you see, because when you saw people starving and poor and miserable, you thought, “Well, it isn’t my fault. I didn’t do anything to cause it. God just ordained it that way.”"
Change Child Welfare System - News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register: "When county children services agencies find no basis for allegations of child abuse or neglect, they cannot formally close investigations listed on the SACWIS, according to the Dispatch. In fact, when any new information on a case becomes available, a cumbersome system must be used to make changes in computerized files. Change requests must be sent to the state, where they are reviewed and, if appropriate, entered into the SACWIS. That can take as long as six months. In the meantime, information available to local children services workers is incomplete and/or incorrect."