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Politics and Religion
abortion is murder
So we should kill off the disabled for the sake of the parents?
"classicalmusicisepic" wrote:My opinion is probably going to clash with certain people's views, but here we go.
I think a lot of people misunderstand the fact that the parents of profoundly disabled children go through hell. I'm not talking about simple deformities, I'm talking about the inability to move independently, communicate, experience the world normally, etc. I know of a couple of parents who have cared long-term for their children with the profound disabilities, and as much as they love and care about their children, their kids don't actually experience life in the way that they wished they would. They would wish no harm on their kids, but there is no way in hell they would have brought them into the world. That is the reality of it, and I don't think we, as people who have never experienced raising children with a profound disability, can say it's not difficult, or say we wouldn't feel the same.
Abortion, in certain circumstances, in something which I believe is acceptable, such as the instance above. If you know your child is going to live the rest of his/her life profoundly disabled, as much as you know you'll love them, you're not a saint. You may well could be looking after them like a baby for the next 10, 20 or 30 years.
I think that's something people forget