Langley Times, March 30 2010, Editor: My husband and I were thrilled to attend the opening ceremonies of the Paralympic Winter Games. We were touched by and celebrated the abilities of these amazing athletes. Blind athletes, others missing one or both legs, or arms, but triumphing, celebrating their strengths, and reaching high. All are blessed with amazing talents and strength of character. What struck us most was the way that our society today threatens people with disabilities or severe handicaps with the notion that we can eliminate these conditions through abortion or euthanasia. Among these competitors was an athlete born with spina bifida who could have been aborted, but instead is competing on the world stage of winter sports.