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If you knew from the sonogram that your child would be born without any arms and legs, would you have an abortion? adult content

 
SuperrMommyy

Asked by SuperrMommyy at 12:34 PM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (38)
  • There is no way.

    If God chose to give me a baby without arms or legs then he has a special plan for it and I would trust him to show me that plan. I would seek specialists, therapy and whatever else the baby needed to help them have a successful life.
    hsmominky

    Answer by hsmominky at 10:02 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • not saying I would do it in the end...but I do know I would be thinking about it as an option
    *yeah I know I will be hated for this answer...
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 12:38 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • yes i would. i would never bring a person into this world to have to struggle with something like that.
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:40 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Yes.
    SabrinaBean

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 12:41 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • diddo i'd love them no matter what a child is a child regardless of limbs.
    HopefulMom2B08

    Answer by HopefulMom2B08 at 12:39 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • I don't know what I would do.Abortion would be a consideration, I know that.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:39 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Yes. I would. I would think about all the other possible things that could also be medical issues associated with these defects and I would make an informed medical decision. But the answer off the top of my head would be - Yes. There is no right or wrong to this question. Each woman and family has to decide, based on what the doctors think the outcome will be, what is best for them. I have known children who were born with chronic terminal illnesses. Pain since birth, knowing nothing but constant torture. Having machines breath for them and one medical emergency after another.  What I know is that children born with those types of physical defects often have other issues that caused those defects.  I would never torture any being with that kind of life.  Much less a child.  Having held a child that was terminally ill and born with serious defects - no I could not do such a thing.

    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 8:44 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Nope. I have seen far too many armless legless successful people to do that.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:34 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • No
    Liz132

    Answer by Liz132 at 12:35 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Absolutely not! I can still love and take care of my baby even if it has no arms and legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SWEETPEAS3MOM

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 12:35 PM on Aug. 20, 2010