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Re: [IP] Why do you have children?

> With that in mind, this decision was also reached by the fact that I am the
> only one in my family who has type 1 diabetes and my specialist stated that
> with good care, my children would only have a 3% chance of having
> diabetes -- with those kind of odds, we both felt it was worth trying to
> have a family!

Am I missing some logic here? If I knew there was a 100% chance that my
children would also have diabetes, I would still have them. To do
otherwise is tantamount to saying my life is less precious and valuable
than a non-diabetic's, simply because I have diabetes. That I resent.

Imagine that my parents had had a magic crystal ball, and had seen that
I was going to have diabetes. Should they never have created me as a
result? To weigh up the risks is equivalent to saying I wish I myself
had never been born. I love my life, and I take all the flaws that come
with it. I would willingly create a child in my exact likeness. It will
be a bonus if they don't have diabetes, but easily still worth it if
they do.

(BTW Julia and I are getting married on December 30 :) Our wedding
present list can be viewed at our website ;)
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