junebug80 (junebug80) wrote in thequestionclub,
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If you were in these parents' situation, would you have let the child die?

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=43473

If the parents had not called an ambulance right away, would you consider it murder or something similar?


This child: http://www.julianawetmore.net/, was born with no face. She needs a feeding tube in her stomach and a breathing tube in her trachea. She is unable to eat or breathe without this help. What would you do if she were your child?



Personally, I think the child was probably meant not to survive. i can't imagine a life where you can't even eat or BREATHE without help. At the same time, I would never want to abort the child. I realize this is a terrible thing to say, but I think if this happened to me, I'd do my best to love the child but if she was having a hard time surviving, id rather just let her die. I don't really think people are meant to live subsisting on machines for the rest of their lives. I wonder about the quality of her life, as well.
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