Dr. Marty McCaffrey and his beautiful daughter, Shea
Here is an excerpt from the Health Care For Gunner press conference,
Marty McCaffrey, a neonatologist and the father of a 9-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome, said he sees problems with Democrats’ vision of health care reform:
“We have been assured that government restructuring of health care will not require rationing, affect current services, create distribution panels, nor subsidize abortion,” McCaffrey said. “Even a neonatologist knows that if you increase demand for services, the cost will rise. If the health services budget is drastically cut while larger numbers of patients are added to the roles, rationing is unavoidable.”
McCaffrey said 90 percent of women who are diagnosed as carrying a baby with Down syndrome terminate the pregnancy – a number he said could grow even larger under currently proposed health care reform.
“Many will never meet a child with Down Syndrome,” McCaffrey said as he held his daughter Shea’s hand.
The IDSC stands with Dr. McCaffrey. We want to thank Dr. McCaffrey for being a voice in this debate.