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Do you think it is ok for parents to have a baby solely to save a sick or dying

  1. brittvan22 profile image81
    brittvan22posted 5 years ago

    Do you think it is ok for parents to have a baby solely to save a sick or dying child?

    Do you think it is ok for a parent to have another baby soley for the purpose of potentially saving a dying child?  If the procedure works and the sick child needs additional tissues, bone marrows, etc from the healthy child when is enough, enough? Should one child be sacrificed for another, where do you draw the line?


  2. Veroniquebee profile image77
    Veroniquebeeposted 5 years ago

    I think all of us can relate that having a dying child is terrible thing to happen to a parent. But at the same time, "making" new child only to sacrifice the kid for their older sibling is just not right in my opinion.

    1. brittvan22 profile image81
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.

  3. Prakash Dighe profile image81
    Prakash Digheposted 5 years ago

    I think it is preposterous for any parent to even think along those lines. I thought science has developed lab procedures where one can obtain tissues etc for treating such conditions. In any case, if a child suffers from an incurable disease and has minimal chance of survival, then the parent should plan on producing another child, if they are really keen on having a child.

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  4. joanwz profile image74
    joanwzposted 5 years ago

    It's not our place to judge the right or wrong of it. I can only imagine the pain such parents are going through having a child that may imminently die. However, I would be concerned for both children. How do you explain this situation to both childrent? How do you make the new chlld NOT feel like he was only born to be the spare parts for the older child? And what would you tell the sick child about the new child? What is the best way to deal with this without making either child feel badly?

  5. darkland profile image60
    darklandposted 5 years ago

    I've never even heard of such a thing.  I have trouble wrapping my head around the question, morally, ethically, emotionally, technically.... I can understand being a parent and being willing to do anything to save your child but It makes no sense to love that deeply and not to love another child born to you in the same way.  For me it generalized to all children, if I can't bear to see my own children hurt how could I bear to see any child hurt. This is quiet beyond my comprehension.

  6. shivanchirakkal10 profile image56
    shivanchirakkal10posted 5 years ago

    When a child taken  birth in this world, he/she is an individual person and he have all right to live. He/she is an individual, citizen of the country. The parent  have obligation to brought up the child,give him education and give all amenities. The parent have no other right to take or replace any  organ, tissues, bone marrow etc.from a child to another child, or  even  for the parent. I think all the nations have such law and rule.
    sacrifice for another one , is a term when an adult person think himself without any compelling  to sacrifice for another one.
    So, I think  it is brutal to think in the way of  your question.

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    LikaMarieposted 5 years ago

    Well, maybe it starts off this way, to help the dying child.  When the second one comes, and the chord blood can save the other one, the second also becomes a miracle child.

    To sacrifice one for another, is idiocy, if you ask me, but, when the balance is struck, you can't replace either of the two, and ultimately, we are richer for both children, even if one dies.

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    chloelozanoposted 5 years ago

    I have two children who I love dearly. If one of my children were to become ill and something simple like cord blood or even a bone marrow transplant could save my child I would not hesitate to have another baby who could save his or her sibling by providing this. I would love the new child just as much as the child who was ill and he or she would be cherished just as much as my other children.

    I have seen some responses to this question talking about "sacrificing" a baby to save a child. I don't think the question was asking whether a parent would have a baby that would be used for spare parts, implying that baby would die to save his or her sibling. I don't think anyone would have a baby and kill it to provide organs for another child. Not only is that illegal, a caring parent would never be able to do that to their baby. The law does not even allow a parent to sacrifice their own life for their child, something I would do in a heartbeat, much less sacrifice another child.

    1. brittvan22 profile image81
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Actually it was a case and that is what I was referring to.

  9. AustralianNappies profile image79
    AustralianNappiesposted 5 years ago

    I've heard of someone in this situation.  Where the woman became pregnant in hope that the new baby would be able to save her dying child. The ill child needed bone marrow I believe.  The woman knew there was a chance that the new child would not be a match but the couple was happy to add to their family and also to have a possible chance at saving their child.  I would have to say I would do almost anything to save my child if I was unfortunate to be in the same situation. As a mother, I think of course you would go to great lengths to save your child if you could.  It wouldn't make the new baby any less important.