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Should Aborting a Disabled Child Be Legal?
Aborting a disabled child should be legal.
One or both parents may not be emotionally or psychologically stable enough to handle the personal costs of caring for a disabled child.
Under current law the answer is trivially "yes," because aborting any fetus is legal.
Abortion can be used as a
to prevent a child from a life of suffering.
Abortion allows for selective human evolution for non-disabled genes, which leads to a stronger species.
The right of abortion must always be given, as long as it does not threaten the mother's health, regardless of the person's reasons.
Abortion in cases of disabled children would save families the higher financial burden of supporting such offspring.
If a family does not wish to have a disabled child, it would be better for the child not to be born than to live feeling unwanted by his/her family.
It should not be left to lawmakers to decide which disabilities classify as legal or illegal to abort.
Abortion must be illegal, regardless of its reasons, as long as it is not necessary for the mother's health.
Terminating pregnancy based on a child's disabilities would send a message that disabled people are unwanted by the society.
No one has a right to determine whether or not another person will die because of a disability.
Once the baby‘s right to life is made conditional, the legal basis for more exceptions is created. Children from an area with high criminality, born and unborn, may come next.
Disabled children and their families contribute to our culture through their accomplishments and perseverance.
Prenatal screenings cannot grant with 100% security that its results are true. This would mean the abortion of healthy children in some of the cases.
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