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Should autistic people have children?

It depends on whether or not autism is a factor in those who decide or decide not to have children.


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Sure, why not? There are plenty of highly talented people out there who are autistic. historys-30-most-inspiring-people-on-the-autism-spectrum/

Hell my daughter is autistic and she's better than most kids in her class with math. I'll also point out that an autistic person/s having a child in no way guarantee's that the child is autistic. The genetics are there for a "normal" child.

Autism just means they are different than normal, not worse than normal.

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jamesbody(95) Disputed
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Einstein was autistic. He had Asperger's, which is high-end autism.

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Mint_tea(4645) Clarified
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Yup, he's on the list I linked.

Side: Yes

That depends on whether you believe human rights should be awarded to certain people or be universal.

Inheritance of mental disorders is not a straight forward subject. For example, during the holocaust 75%-100% of people with schizophrenia were either killed or sterilized. Studies postwar showed that the prevalence of schizophrenia was actually higher than expected. To say the least, it didn't work - which is counter-intuitive since schizophrenia is one of the most hereditary mental illness.

The same would apply for autism. What would preventing them from having children accomplish?

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