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The Rejected Baby

It was my moral duty to operate and in many people's eyes, I was admired. I did what needed to be done and because of that, I was fired. Four years ago, a baby was born with Down Syndrome and he had a heart defect. Because of his mental impairment, he was a baby who his parents chose to reject. I told the parents that without an operation, their baby would die. They told me not to operate and sadly, I understood the reason why. They wanted him to die because of his Down Syndrome and some others and I protested. The parents were taken to court but the judge agreed with what the parents requested. Even though that damn judge upheld the parents decision, I operated anyway. I saved that baby's life but my superiors were outraged and decided to make me pay. I was fired but because of public outcry, they said that I would be reinstated. I told them to go jump off a cliff, I wouldn't work for a hospital that I hated. I was fired because of my moral scruples but I had the last laugh. Now I work at a better hospital and I've become the Chief of Staff. (This poem was inspired by a movie.)

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Date: 3/25/2019 5:56:00 PM
G'day Randy … the moral of your poem is Randy - right will always lead to might - thank you Randy - Lindsay
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