Killing Cystic Fibrosis

anonymous:

Id like your opinion on my situation. I found your blog while doing research on abortions reading both sides of the argument! I am in my early 40s & I suffer from cystic fibrosis disease which is a genetic disease & generally causes infertility. I just found out I was pregnant. My doctor told me that the chances I or the baby will survive labour is slim to none. He recommended an immediate abortion. Ive always been pro-life but I dont want to die & I dont want my child to suffer this disease.

cultureshift:

I recommend you consult with your doctor about the benefits of a Cesarean section birth. No one wants their child to suffer, but is killing them really the answer? What you propose is eugenics and is immoral. You have this disease. Has it robbed you of every joy in your life or have you occasionally found something worth smiling about? Have you ever known love or happiness? Why would you want to rob your own son or daughter of these opportunities?

I have stated many times that if a mother is in grave physical danger of imminent death due to her pregnancy, then everything possible must be done to save her and her child’s life. If her child’s life is lost during this effort, it was not intentional and is not an abortion.

Remember, many doctors will recommend aborting a child as a precaution to any threat to the mother. This avoids lawsuits that could result from a birth that harms the mother or results in a defect to the child. A dead baby is a safe play for them.

Please do not so easily devalue your prenatal child’s life. He or she is just as real and just as valuable as you and I.

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