Before I make this post, I wanted you guys to know I have sympathy and mad respect for people born with deformities and birth defects who make the best of their lives. I don't hate them, or wish they were dead, if that's what you think I'm getting at through this post.
My question is regarding ethics; why do people feel the need to make these people grow and live in society, despite their defects? Why don't they abort the person before they are born?
Personally, I can't stand but feel that every day for them must be a struggle, one that they do not deserve to go through. For example, in my university there is a student who has no arms & legs, and he has been moving in a wheelchair all his life, with a dog guiding him everywhere.
Let's be serious here - that kid is missing out on the vast majority of things that make life enjoyable - no matter how successful he is in college, is there any chance he will ever live a happy life?
If (hypothetically) I was to be born as dead, blind, or mute, for example, I would much rather be aborted. Is it not torture to keep these people alive?
I decided to make this thread after seeing another thread in which a girl was born with no face. That has to be tough. Why would anyone want to live like that?
(serious)(no negs please)