Abortion needs law to be changed
February 15, 2009 8:07am CST
Hi All, there is case going in Mumbai high court,India. where a couple fighting for justice for their unborn baby.so, as i thought my lot is a great platform to know the opinions about others what they really think about the case. The case is about Harsh a stock broker in mumbai and his 31 year old wife nikita a house wife.Nikita was 25 week pregnant when they come to know from the doctors that the unborn child has a heart blockage that would require a permanent pacemaker and the baby's right and left ventricles are interchanged. so, the couple petitioned for an abortion.Now the case poses a direct challenge to the abortion law as nikita is 25 weeks pregnant-well beyond the permissible limit for abortion. The mehtas said that they have a relative whose child suffers a major congenital defect,causing trauma to the parents.they felt that instead of making their to-be-born child suffer with a congenital heart problem throughout life it would be better to abort it. but the couple was prevented by the law of the country. what you think about this case should they be or shouldn't they be allowed to do so...
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19 Feb 09
I think its all too easy for us all to sit and speculate what we would do if faced with that situation...I firmly beleive that you never judge a person til you have walked a long way in their shoes...To think you beleive in something is one thing, to actually experience it is another. Therefore since I am not faced with that situation, I cant really say what I would do.
16 Feb 09
sunil_008, I personally cannot play God. I caused a life to be born, there was never any guarantee as to what would happen. I would deal with whatever happens. God has given people the power to undure many things. I would view it as something that I have to endure. Of course there are no guarantees either that the doctors are right. My hope of a better life than the one we are experiencing at this time, would make me obey God above all else. When my younger brother got very sick as a child, the doctor told my mother to take him home and bury him. She cared for him amd he is now 58 years old and healthier than me. He has also contributed greatly to my life. I'm glad my mother didn't "bury him." Like I said, I'm stating what I would do.
16 Feb 09
I know what you are saying is somewhat right. but to me it sounds like some idealism.where god comes into play the major role and we have to defy our medical science technology. when you feel sick do you visit a doc or not. do you take medicine or not... everybody has his own beliefs. and the thing what doc said about your brother was 58 years ago. at that time i don't think we had such technology that we are having today...
• United States
23 Feb 09
I don't think they should be aloud too!! 25 weeks! They don't have that much time to go. The baby is pretty much formed already and is a human being!! A heart defect and needing to have a permanent pacemaker is not going to impair that childs life! That baby can still lead a normal childhood and adult hood! So what it will need a few surgerys to get everything right, but it will not effect the childs learning or playing or physical or even mental abilities! There is no reason these people should want an abortion just because of what their friends went through...The child probably doesn't even have the same thing their child has.
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 09
In my home country the abortion limit is 24 weeks pregnancy. However if the baby is thought to be severely disabled an abortion would be permitted up until birth. My second son has spina bifida and I was offered an abortion at 36 weeks pregnancy and I said no. The heart blockage is very sad and I imagine that a special permission might be granted to them. If not they might be able to travel to England and get treated. They are scared because the know the reality of the heart condition whilst I hadn't seen spina bifida until my son was born. In one country where abortion is illegal the government permitted a 9 year old girl that has suffered incest to have an abortion. Good luck to the couple. I am pro-life and would never have an abortion, but I realize that couple don't want to bring a child into the world with such a terrible condition.