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Would You Abort If You Found Out Your Baby Would Inherit Your Epilepsy?

Would You Abort If You Found Out Your Baby Would Inherit Your Epilepsy?

I don’t want any ‘pro-life vs pro-choice’ arguments here, I’m just wondering if anyone else has thought about it: If there came a way for doctors to diagnose before a certain stage, would you want and choose to abort for their sake, because you don’t want them going through what you’ve gone through and will continue to go through?

*I want to make clear now that I am basing my question on PERIVENTRICULAR HETEROTOPIA, not only epilepsy. PH causes seizures/epilepsy. I thought including the link… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No I would not because I know what it is to live with Epilepsy

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

hugocoqui - an opinion is much different than an argument. And I don’t know what the laughing emoji was for.

As for everyone else, thank you for your input & opinions, but I wanted to make sure you knew that X-linked Periventricular Heterotopia (which I was specifically talking about, what the link was about) is different than ‘epilepsy’ and its effects. If you research PH, the results are as I explained & not the same as epilepsy.
Thank you!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That is a very good question. I wouldn't want any child to grow up with Epilepsy but think I will leave that up to the parents. Myself I wouldn't want my child to grow up with Epilepsy.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am single so I don't have to worry about that. I must say that if I had a child I would not want to have Epilepsy

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I think I will say no comment and leave that up to the parents

posted over 2 years ago
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