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I don't think it is deciding on who can have children and who can not. It's more about the fact that she should be happy with what she does have. If you don't believe this disease is life threatening, think about it like this: If her daughter sneezes, maybe she breaks a rib which then punctures a lung, or (God forbid) her heart. Even if she were a healthy person, she is 36. Doesn't the chance of having a child with a mental deficiency go up after that time?

I say, she has three lovely children. Stop there.

Tara - posted on 07/26/2010

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I really have to disagree with those who are saying she is selfish to want a larger family.
It seems to me that despite her disability she has made a very fulfilling life for herself and her family. She has overcome her own disability and decided to live her life as a "normal" person. She has limitations but they do not come in the way of her being a good parent. Yes she has passed this onto two of her children, that is unfortunate, however she knows from personal experience that these problems can be overcome and I think feels that if she is able to live her life to the fullest than so will her children.
I don't see how the passing the gene on should even be an issue if it is not life threatening etc.
All my male children are colour blind (colour deficient is the correct term) all my girls will pass this gene onto their male children. I would not choose to have only girls because of this. I realize this is a totally different genetic "flaw" if you will, but when we start deciding who should not be having children based on genetics we are sliding on a slippery slope imo.
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Morgan - posted on 07/26/2010

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I agree Jodi,
I think that wanting a family is one thing, but come on where do you draw the line!!
I also think it would selfish of her to have anymore babies.

Jodi - posted on 07/26/2010

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So two of her 3 children have inherited her condition?

From what I know about Osteogenisis Imperfecta, it is not uncommon to break MANY bones throughout life, including hundreds in childhood, even through something as simple as sneezing.....

Enough is enough. She has 2 children who have inherited the condition. While I understand that she wants a family, for the SAKE of her family (i.e. the ones who need regular medical care, and are probably going to take up a lot of her time and energy) I think if she decided to have more children, she is being incredibly selfish.

There is a point at which it stops being about the children and it is entirely about yourself......

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