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Should people have children if they have hereditary illnesses?


Prior to having children I thought I was healthy. Now with three children I have found out I have several illnesses that my children may end up having. It got me thinking, If someone knows they have something that could be passed on to a child and make them miserable adults should they consider that and possibly not have children? Is it fair to have children when you know they have a high chance of ending up with a disease?

 

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Lori Chidori Phillips (Lori P.) says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Thanks for the answer. You are very right. As selfish as it is I think I still would have had my kids even knowing.


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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I am glad that you can get past your issues. However some illnesses aren't a matter of control of the person. If you had something crippling, something that ate away at your body until it killed you would you have still had your kids?


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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Everything you just described is what scares the heck out of me. I am so worried I may have doomed one of my children if not all. I hope I am wrong.


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Nicole (baybpnk) says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    You are very right. Those are great options if someone isn't comfortable putting their children at risk.


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