Okay, this is something that got me thinking after the thread in Sensationalist Headlines about the pictures of the baby with anencephaly. Gunfox cited their blog in which they said they apparently found out 3 months into the pregnancy that the baby had anencephaly yet they still chose to have it. This was followed by ak'z raising the following point:
If you're pregnant with a baby with a severe physical handicap and you know it very early into the pregnancy, what is the right decision to take? Is it better to abort it or should you keep going and give it, depending on the handicap, a much shorter and considerably worse life?
I side with the formerly mentioned part of this debate. Taking the anencephaly baby for example. You have brains bulging outside of his skull, eyes bulging out, a completely deformed head. Even if it did live to the same age a regular person does, that is going to be a fucking awful life. I doubt something like that doesn't hurt at least physically but I can't even imagine the psychological pain one would go through. Hell, the baby lived for 8 hours. 8 hours! And who knows what sort of 8 hours the baby went through.
So good fellows of FP, what do you think? Is it better to spare the child and abort it or to have it?