Okay so the title is hyperbole but reading this story makes me really worry about these societal values. In fact any other culture war pales before the idea of parents choosing to cripple their kids. I think that this is a result of the whole disabled people are just as good and just as happy movement. So not only are these parents thinking there’s nothing wrong with a disability (there is), but that having a disability makes you a complete person. The trend among the parents is sick especially when it’s a parent who wants his child to be just like him.
On the other hand it’s hard to find a victim. I would guess that living crippled is better than not living at all. The parents have to live with their decision, but it just sickens me. Just because we’re the opposite of the Spartans doesn’t mean that we’re the pinnacle of civilization.