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July 28, 2008

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Both decisions have the same consequence (a live child who otherwise would not be).

The non-coming-into-existence of a person who never existed, is different from the death of a person who did exist, and had the opportunity to form preferences, relationships, plans, etc. that would be cut off by death. Not to mention the suffering it would bring to friends and family.

Still, the ethics of bringing people into existence or not are definitely a difficult topic.

Just so I'm certain - why does this post end "A=A", and why does the author feel the need to apologise for that ending?

(I think I know the answer to both questions - but there seems to be a rather large coincidence involved, which is why I ask.)

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