Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
That varied per child as was already said many times. Some need more aid than others. Likewise, there are services available. Furthermore, I already have that prospect with my own sibling, and it's not to the exclusion of everything else. His life is certainly worth living even if I will be his guardian. My family is what I should be doing.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
This bill is a really sad attempt at controlling women.
If you look at the 2013 Arizonia link I posted there were 13,254 elective abortions in the state.
213 were because of medical reasons ( both maternal and fetal ) page 23.
Page 25 lists fetal medical reasons.
3 types of chromosome abnormalities are listed together.
Generally, aneuploidy is recognized as a small deviation from euploidy for the simple reason that major deviations are rarely compatible with survival, and such individuals usually die prenatally.
Trisomy is having three chromosomes of a particular type. A common autosomal trisomy in humans in Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, in which a person has three instead of the normal two chromosome 21s. Trisomy is a specific instance of polysomy, a more general term that indicates having more than two of any given chromosome.
Another type of aneuploidy is triploidy. A triploid individual has three of every chromosome, that is, three haploid sets of chromosomes. A triploid human would have 69 chromosomes (3 haploid sets of 23), a triploid dog 117 chromosomes. Production of triploids seems to be relatively common and can occur by, for example, fertilization by two sperm. However, birth of a live triploid is extraordinarily rare and such individuals are quite abnormal. The rare triploid that survives for more than a few hours after birth is almost certainly a mosaic, having a large proportion of diploid cells.
Down syndrome falls under one of the abnormalities.
There were a total of 17 abortions in 2013 in Arizonia that took place under the
3 abnormalities posted. Page 25 of link.
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I don't really find this to be a reasonable legal restriction on abortion...but I do find the given rationale of aborting a downs baby to be particularly morally repugnant.
My question was why would anybody knowingly bring a disabled child into the world. It is hard enough to raise healthy children let alone one that requires 24 hour special care.
What happens if the family dies and that child is left alone?