Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and a Culture of Life

Cathleen Kaveny: “The negative prohibition–do not kill — is a necessary floor in moral thinking. But for the very vulnerable, including the physically and mentally impaired, it is by no means sufficient. The vulnerable, young and old, need positive assistance if they are to thrive.  And no average family can meet the challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease –with or without Down syndrome– on its own.

It doesn’t just take a village.  It takes a nation.  It takes the common good.”