No, Al didn’t make the list. Pity. He needs a wealthy patron, I guess.
Some notable quotations:
Termination was an option, the consultant said. I refused: how could I kill a wanted baby, who might survive and be OK? By now I knew my baby was a girl and I already thought of her as a little person.
The second was an old friend, who has severely disabled twins, born very prematurely. She reminded me how much her children have suffered during the nine years of their lives, and how much the rest of the family has suffered, too. She said that as a good mother, I could only make one decision for my baby: to end her life to prevent her suffering.
Because she was less than 24 weeks gestation when she was born, Elodie’s birth and death will never be registered.
The name plate on her coffin and the funeral certificate are the only places I will ever see her name officially printed. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to write this article: to see the name Elodie Lorinquer in print, to record her existence.
With the impending release of the Alien prequel Prometheus, a body’s thoughts may find themselves drifting back to H.R. Giger, the man who designed the original Alien xenomorph…
“What led me to paint these repulsive children’s heads which frighten all women? What scares me most is overpopulation, with all its horrifying side effects such as epidemics, mass hysteria, famine, and total environment destruction. For me, the greatest criminals against mankind are those who, with the help of religion, or false ethics, forbid the pill, prevent abortions, and hinder old people from dying.”
And here’s a lovely young lady at the Giger Bar!