Elisabeth - posted on 06/17/2010 ( 57 moms have responded )
I know this one is going to get some heated replies but I was wondering what people thought about denying some people the right to have children. The people I am talking about are those that have been diagnosed with serious mental (psychotic) illness, such as those with bipolar, schizophrenia and similar illnesses where the person momentarily loses control of their own thought processes and control. And also people that have previously been convicted of child abuse. Almost everyday I read on websites (news) about somewhere in the world where an infant or child has been killed by a parent who has mental illness and/or history of child violence. Below I have added an example, a mother who has bipolar disorder suffocated her child with pages from The Bible and sat on her, killing her. The father was also mentally ill. Just wanted your opinions.