Freak baby: Would you still care for it in spite of the baby's situation?
• United States
2 Jul 09
And what do you call a FREAK baby, all babies deserve a chance to live, regardless of if they have an something wrong with them or not and your wording really could have been better. These so called "Freak babies" live happy, healthy normal lives, so they may be missing an arm, they may never walk but they are still human and still can show love, excitement and have a great life.
• United States
27 Jun 09
Some people may disagree with what I'm going to say here, but here's my opinion. If my child has even a small chance of having a good life, or experiencing joy, etc...I would have that child and love it always. However, a dear family friend had a baby many years ago, whose brain never formed past the brain stem. That means, that the child would have never been able to feel anything other than pain. And that he would never wake up, never eat or drink. He would lie in a bed, hooked up to machines keeping him alive, and the only thing he would ever feel would be pain from certain procedures. If I had known about a child of mine that would be born like that, I would have aborted him. As this little boy only lived a week after he was born...I would have wanted to save him the pain. However, my own daughter was born with a problem with her hips, and spent 6 months in a brace, and a hearing loss. She had several surgeries as a baby, and will have another in two years. She is an amazing young woman, and I'm so grateful to be her mom. So, only in the most extreme circumstance would I consider not having that child.
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 09
I would still have my baby as it would be something that was meant to be. A friend said "special babies are born to special people" which I thought was charming. Every baby deserves to be born and if life is not right for him or her he or she would die. No baby deserves to be aborted and I am pro-life. My son is now 25 months old. I had his spina bifida diagnosed at 36 weeks pregnancy. He is now a happy little boy and he brings me me much joy. He goes to playgroup for disabled children and they are all delightful kids. People with special needs have feelings and deserve to be treated with respect.
25 Jun 09
What do you define as a FREAK BABY? In North America it's not common that we'd use a term like that. Children are valued here, regardless of what differences they may have. I have deformed feet, for eample. Does that make me a freak? People are people no matter what challenges they have.
26 Jun 09
Yes that's what I mean...I posted this discussion because I read from the newspaper a parent knowing from ultrasound that they would have an upcoming abnormal baby they decided to abort it to avoid worst problem in nursing their would be child...thanks for your share..