If you knew that before or after the birth that your new born baby would be permanently mental ill. They had no way of living any sort of normal life and were in a vegetative state, would you terminate the pregnancy late or have to baby be allowed to die after birth?
Is there more to living than just a heartbeat and breathing? And if it were you, what would you want to do?
That's a physical illness, not a mental one.
Yea, pretty much like a dog, but the dog would be one that was not getting better, and was only to suffer with the rest of its life.
I just want to say, that my views are undecided on this.
You're talking about late abortion or euthanasia... not 'putting down'.
I realise that this is not a very nice subject, but you must think beyond: you can't kill a baby!
What extent of mental illness are we talking. Are we talking letting them die, or actively terminating their lives. Most even severely mentally ill people have body functions can experience some emotions etc etc.
you have to make a choice... this is where ethics and morality come into it...
I'd throw it to the healthy babies.