C. Everett Koop on children and disabilities

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, as quoted by Bernard Nathanson:

“It has been my constant experience that disability and unhappiness do not necessarily go together. Some of the most unhappy children whom I have known have all of their physical and mental facilities, and on the other hand some of the happiest youngsters have borne burdens which I myself would find very difficult to bear….With our technology and creativity, we are merely at the beginning of what we can do educationally and in the field of leisure activities for such youngsters. And who knows what happiness is for another person?”

Bernard Nathanson with Richard Ostling Aborting America (New York: Doubleday, 1979) 235 – 236

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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