Genetic testing is a tricky thing. If you found out that your unborn child was going to have a disease or disability, would you choose to abort?
There are arguments for both sides.
Anyone who has lived with a disability, or knows someone close to them who has had a similar problem, can attest that there are more obstacles one has to face. Depending on the severity or the type of illness this person may have, daily tasks such as getting dressed by oneself may even be an issue. There is also the issue of increased costs for hospital bills, medications, and therapy. Furthermore, there may even be feelings of stress or guilt from the parents, wondering why there child was born with a disability.
If someone is coming from this point of view, they would most likely be on board for terminating the pregnancy.
There are others who claim that despite the difficulties, there are positives to having a child with a disability. These people like to claim that their children are not handicapped, rather they are “handi-capable” because they are able to lead normal lives despite their disability. Raising a child with a disability may be more difficult, but the parents learn to keep positive days in mind.
Everyone has their own reasons for their choices, and both are valid.
Readers, do you have any experiences with this issue? I would love to hear your stories.