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The Value of A Life

I am thinking about the value of one person’s life as I prepare to say goodbye to a good friend. Educators classified Allison as MMI, Mild Mental Impairment. Allison died suddenly, in her apartment January 2. She had a pulmonary embolism. She was 38 years old. As I get my thoughts together, this morning’s Wall Street Journal‘s article about “carrier screening,” hits a chord. The author describes a simple test so no parent need face giving birth to a child with a genetic defect. What gives value to our life? Is it being free of defect? Is it our success in our careers?…

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