Made to order babies with defects!!! Where are we going?

@vijigopi (991)
United States
April 1, 2008 2:03pm CST
I read an article in msn.com where it talks about people with disabilities wanting children with disabilities and that there are clinics that cater to such needs too!! This is the wierdest thing I have heard of. Do any of you out there know whether it is an April Fool joke or something that is really happening in our world? The link to the article is given below. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/16299656/ What do you think?
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
1 Apr 08
This is so bizarre to me. Of course people want their children to be like them, or in most cases, better than they are. You want the best for your child. I don't understand why people cannot love their children the way they are. Birth defect or no birth defect. My son is austic, would I rather he not be - of course. But if he wasn't, he wouldn't be the really cool, fun, bright kid that he is. The kid that we love. Some days are more challenging than others, but that's the way it is. Maybe I have a simple minded way of looking at it.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I see that you love your son just the way he is... just like a normal mother would be. But would you have wanted him to be autistic before you gave birth to him? I understand that a dwarf mother would want to bring up a dwarf child? What about parents who want a deaf and dumb child? Is it good to bring a new life on this planet which has difficulties just so the parents can relate to them? There are so many unfortunate babies that are orphans like that. They can as well adopt a child like that and bring them up on their own. But to create a baby with defects... well, it doesn't make any sense to me.
• United States
1 Apr 08
I didn't even know what autism was before hand. I understand that the parents want children like them or that they would might be able to relate to them better, but I think that there are plenty of children that need to be adopted and they might find a kid with the same challenges that the parents have. I guess I'm one of those "you get what you get" and make it work type of people. I hope what I am trying to say is coming out correctly. It's hard to get a point across with only words sometimes. You know, without hearing the tone of voice or a facial expression.
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@vijigopi (991)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Don't worry, I think I am getting you right. I guess my question posed this query in your mind. I was just trying to relate to your specific situation. Sorry if I hurt you.
• United States
1 Apr 08
Wow... I think that's very sad... Just as sad that over 50% of babies with down syndrome are aborted today.. It's horrible :(
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