Or would you opt for abortion?
I saw a question like this on Facebook and it seems interesting to read the views of others on GAG, so I decided to ask.
Let's say there's a machine that could detect if the foetus has mental retardation, physical disability etc.. and the one you're pregnant with is somehow disabled (physically/mentally, either one), would you choose to keep, or abort it?
Guys, what's your opinion on this?
Most Helpful Guy
This is hard. I'm sure most people, myself included, wouldn't want to have an abortion. It's my kid. Id love it with all my being regardless if it has a disability or not. But I as the father could only do so much. Society is not kind. It pretends it is but people can be rather cruel to a kid who has a disability. And if it's a severe enough of one, would it consume all my time caring for the kid? Don't get me wrong I'd do it cuz it's my kid. However since I'm not in that situation this is easy for me to say. If I actually had to go through this, would I come to regret the decision?
Just being honest.1
Most Helpful Girl
There would be a number of things for me to consider, like someone already mentioned, would I be able to afford the cost of possibly medications, operations, drs and specialist visits, I know he/she would be bullied to some degree because of just how nasty people and kids are these days so I'm going to have to prepare myself for the heartbreak I'd face knowing my kid is being bullied and then how do I prepare for that? I've got to know how to support him/her through the bullying and how do I do that when I still struggle with my childhood when I was bullied, the severity of the disability will they be basically a vegetable their whole life? There is a lot to consider and I do tend to lean more towards no I wouldn't keep the child. That's just my opinion and has been for a while now..2
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