Re: birth defects - is it better to know beforehand?
I am on the opposite side of the abortion issue when it comes to defects and I know that some will rant and rave at my post but oh well. I believe that that baby was created for a reason, with or without defects. I believe that when we start aborting babies because they have defects we are in a sense trying to create a perfect race. When you see a child with a defect, event though it is hearbreaking, do you think of that child as anything less than that-a child. I personally think it is sad that people would abort a life because it is less then perfect. I don't believe that you would be given that baby (if it had defects) if you couldn't handle it. I also know many people with birth defects and they are wonderful, caring funny people. I hate to think how different the lives of those around them would have been if they had been aborted. I know a lady who aborted a baby because it had down's syndrome. That really breaks my heart. I also read about a lady who was told that her baby had some birth defect and that they could abort it if they wanted and she didn't. When the baby was born it was perfectly healthy and she had been misdiagnosed. Anyways, it is a life that you are considering and a very big decision.