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Should people with serious inheritable diseases be allowed to reproduce?

I was taking the political compass test ( for fun, and came across this question.  I thought it would be interesting to hear your opinions.

Yes, because...

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1 point

Hello m:

Of course.. It ain't nobody's business...............................


Side: Yes, because...
3 points

It's not the child's business? Wow... *

Side: No, because...
excon(8529) Disputed
1 point

Hello bront:

I thought right wingers DIDN'T want the government involved in their health care decisions... Hmmm... But, if a parent makes a decision you don't like, BRING ON THE GOVERNMENT!!!



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Mack(535) Clarified
1 point

Hi excon,

What do you think about the effect on the children who will get the diseases? Is it fair to the child that they are given a serious disease which could have been prevented by the parent not reproducing? (Note, I'm just asking questions, not pushing my point of view here)

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excon(8529) Clarified
1 point

Hello again, Mack:

The effects of any disease on a family will be devastating.. Nonetheless, I don't think it's anybody business..


Side: Yes, because...
outlaw60(12951) Clarified
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CON you must be punked again with your lack of knowledge !

Margaret Sanger

Founder of Planned Parenthood

In Her Own Words

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:

"...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification:

Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial "purification," couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the right of married couples to bear children:

Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her "Plan for Peace." Birth Control Review, April 1932

On the purpose of birth control:

The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:

"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control." Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

Margaret Sanger holds a different view and Leftist love PPH !

Side: Yes, because...
1 point

Really, I could argue this either way. Ultimately, though, I'm a bit less keen on yielding eugenic authority to governing bodies than I am on bearing the widely distributed financial burden of care for others' choices.

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outlaw60(12951) Clarified
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What a wonderful choice of words Ace but you lack information as most of you uninformed Leftist do.

Margaret Sanger was all about yielding eugenics on society and it continues today with the continuation of PPH and Margaret's Dream is still alive and well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes, because...
Jace(4672) Disputed
1 point

Yeah, I'm still not a leftist mate.

Side: No, because...
2 points

If there is an individual with a serious inheritable disease their partner should get tested to determine if the offspring has a chance of inheriting the disease. In the case that the genetic disease might pass on the pairing wouldn't permitted to bear children, this after all is why incest is illegal. One would need to seek artificial insemination, adoption or similar to have children.

Side: No, because...
1 point

Sounds fair. Can't see any flaw in your reasoning. I'd never thought to compare it to incest.

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