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View Poll Results: Would you terminate your pregnancy?
I'm pro-choice, YES 20 62.50%
I'm pro-life, YES (I don't expect anyone to pick this) 1 3.13%
I'm pro-choice, NO 4 12.50%
I'm pro-life, NO 7 21.88%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-22-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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Would you terminate your pregnancy if tests came back saying your unborn baby has downsyndrome? (at 3 months of pregnancy)
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Nope.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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No.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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No, but I am past the chance of getting pregnant - makes it easier to say that -
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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Yeah I know this is very controversial however It is hard for me to say this but I would never want to have a sick child and I believe that it is selfless to give them up b/c I believe in quality of life and could never do that to a child or myself.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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No, because although I am not a religious person by any means. And not really sure what I believe in. I do believe that something out there (maybe God or whomever they believe in) gave you this child for a reason. So I would say for me, No. However, I am also not a gambler.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Obviously, that's a very personal choice and nobody's opinion matters, but why anybody would knowingly bring another human being into a life of misery and make her own life and the life of her whole family miserable is beyond me! Even if you leave your own life aside, it's absolutely selfish to subject a human being to such an existence (because it's not life; not in my book at least)!
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Obviously, that's a very personal choice and nobody's opinion matters, but why anybody would knowingly bring another human being into a life of misery and make her own life and the life of her whole family miserable is beyond me! Even if you leave your own life aside, it's absolutely selfish to subject a human being to such an existence (because it's not life; not in my book at least)!
THANK YOU! I'm having a hard time finding ppl who agree with me on this.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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I honestly don't know what I would do. If this was my first child, I would probably go ahead and have it. I would then do the best I could to raise it, giving it the best training, etc. that I could afford.

However, if I had other small children, the situation would be much different. Would it be right to devote so much more of my time and energy to the one child? It would be too easy to not give the normal children what they needed. I would have to think long and hard about what to do. Finances would also play a big part.....do I have a job? Could I get child care? Would I have the patience to care for a child like that?

Hard question. No good answer. We have a older couple in our church with a child that must be in his twenties. His behavior and size makes going anywhere a big problem. He's just not easily controlled. If he doesn't want to sit still, he doesn't. If they had known how it was going to be, would they have aborted him? Hard to guess, but judging by the mother's facial expression when he causes a scene, I would guess that she is not happy having this child for her son.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I know people w/ a child that has Down Syndrome. They are not miserable and the child seems to be a very happy little girl.
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