Is It Ethical…

To conceive a child in order to save another from a life threatening illness?

My original thought was no–there’s only one reason a child should be conceived and that reason is a desire to have a decent family. But then I put myself in a mother’s frame of mind…having a child to save another wouldn’t take away any of love I’d feel for the new child. And I would do anything to save one of my children.

Yet, I’d also hate it if the younger one thought the only reason they were here was to keep their sibling alive. Kids are more than just a cell factory or an extention of their parents; they are their own people with dreams and talents all their own.

It’d be a hard call. One I hope never to make.  One I hope none of my readers ever has to make.


Posted on October 2, 2007, in Personal Insight. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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