But you've justified their termination by saying that their life will be worse?(Original post by Vikingninja)
Never said that it warrants termination, only said that life would be worse. Parents decide what's best for their child and if they decide that they don't want the child to suffer via this then they can.
I can't work out what you're saying. Are you saying that the lives of people with birth defects are so bad that they shouldn't be permitted to live them, or not?
If you say no, then that would mean that all these abortions of fetuses with birth defects is immoral and unjustified. In this case, abortions should not be allowed on the grounds of birth defects, just as they are not allowed based on the sex of the baby.
If you say yes, then surely letting the child live would be inhumane, and therefore all fetuses with birth defects should be terminated on humanitarian grounds. Letting the parents decide would not be humane, correct?
Simply saying 'let the parents decide' is not consistent with either strands of logic; it would be akin to tossing a coin.
But we haven't even met!