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droo February 11th, 2014 6:26pm

Are you in favor of banning marriage between two consenting adults with cystic fibrosis because their children will almost certainly have cystic fibrosis?

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droo Santa Barbara
02/11/14 11:29 am

Choice is irrelevant. Your argument was that two consenting adults who are related to each other should not be allowed to marry because their children (assuming they even *have* children) are more likely to have a genetic defect. If you want to bring

jvc1133 61535
02/12/14 6:09 pm

Same story do what ever turns your crank

02/11/14 11:34 am

I think getting married is fine but choosing to have kids would be irresponsible. Idk how likely the kids are to inherit, though.

JaidOC Macon, GA
02/11/14 11:27 am

Marriage within a family is almost certainly bad for the child and they made a choice to do it. These two people didn't choose to have cystic fibrosis.

droo Santa Barbara
02/11/14 11:30 am

choice into this, how about the fact that both couples chose to have a baby (assuming they even *have* a baby, which is not a requirement of marriage, mind you) despite their knowledge that their child(ren) will be genetically defected.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/11/14 11:36 am

this whole debate (both threads) is not a med, that's just a way to avoid the very difficult moral/ethic dilemma at the core. we shy away from this type of marriage bec of cultural norms. we should examine those and determine if they are valid.

droo Santa Barbara
02/11/14 11:37 am

The legality of a certain marriage should not be determined by cultural norm or social taboo.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/11/14 11:48 am

ahhhhh , i agree, but that is exactly what's going on right now all over the country

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
02/11/14 11:55 am

No, they can marry. Should they weigh that when deciding to have kids? Absolutely, but im not stopping them. Adoption could be a way to go, if they can afford it.