Before I start tackling the actual subject of this post I would like to point out that I am going to discuss a controversial subject and many of you won't agree with me. Please keep any comments or replies polite or I will feel obligated to remove them. My main goal is to get people thinking, not to offend people. Dependent on my mood I might or might not be willing to start a discussion with you. Remember that you are the only one who decides whether you will read this blog. I am not forcing you to do so. I even advice you that if you think the subject might be harmful, to not read it. To make things clear: I will be sharing my thoughts as to whether people who suffer from a disease should have children. I do not claim to be an authority on this subject, I am merely stating my opinions which might be misinformed. I am not by any means claiming that anything that I am saying is factual information.
Most of the people who know me, and many who don't know that I am a big fan of controversial discussions. I like to think out of the box and ask myself what things are really about. This often leads to disagreement since the reason that certain subjects are controversial is because very few people have the opposing opinion. This however was one subject that the one friend I butt heads with the most agreed on (or to be fair, I agreed with him). The thing the both of us agreed on was that it would be better if sick people weren't allowed to have children. Now before you go in a full rage, please let me explain what the definition is of 'sick people' in this context and why I think they shouldn't have kids.
I do know that despite these things people will still chose to have children, because they really want to and think these consequences will be outweighed. I'm sure there are many children who have grown up in such circumstances and feel like they haven't suffered for a day. Still I wouldn't ever advise someone who is sick to such a life altering extent to have children, since I think it would be better for them, and the 'child'. I don't want there to be a law or regulation to forbid these people to have children. This is mainly because I believe that it is close to impossibly to set the boundaries as to when a person is 'to sick' to take care of a child, since that depends on so many factors. We can't possibly make a lists of diseases since each disease comes in different gradations, and for some it lasts longer than for the other, and some manage to cope with them better than others. I just hope that people will make well educated choices and won't be blinded by the fact that they want children. I'm happy to know that this is most often the case though.