An Obese Father’s Loss of His Children Should Alarm Us All

Most Canadians will never find themselves in a situation like Ms. Palisoc and Mr. Wilton, who chose to have a child even though they were both disabled from the outset. But, as Mr. Beachell correctly pointed out, none of us are immune from finding ourselves in a situation comparable to the Ottawa father, where a court finds that our own personal medical needs mean we cannot continue to parent children we already have had for years. A parent can be suddenly crippled, perhaps permanently, by accident or disease. “All of us are one slip away from having a court ruling on our fitness to continue being parents, not just become parents,” Mr. Beachell said.

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