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Is it selfish to have a child
      #954 - 03/31/00 03:16 AM

Does anyone have any experience with sperm washing? My HIV
partner and I are considering the possibilities - I'd love to
hear any stories and or advice - many people believe we are being
selfish - "who would knowingly have a baby that will probably
grow up without a father?" I don't see the problem with it - IT'S

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      #955 - 03/31/00 03:17 AM

Guess what -- many people are right! You are acting selfishly,
and -- your wrong. It's not your choice. Do you know why? Two
reasons. The first reason it's not your choice is because after
your gone, who is going to be responsible for your child?
Probably a single parent or SOCIETY. And that automatically makes
it a public affair. The second reason is this. I am 21 years old.
I grew up with no father. The emotional and mental effects have
affected my entire life. I wouldn't wish this burden on my worst
enemy. Why on earth would you want to do that to a little child?
No -- it's not your choice. You MUST think of others. Especially
the unborn child. If you don't, don't expect to get any sympathy
or support from society. To them you ARE a selfish person, and
you'll have to pay the consequences for your actions.
Unfortunatly, you'll be forcing others to pay for your mistakes,
too. Why?

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HIV is not a death sentence new
      #956 - 03/31/00 03:18 AM

sorry, but i think you are the selfish one, and uninformed. Have you noticed that HIV is NOT a death sentence, that if my husband and I were to have a baby, he may be around for the next 20 years? And what about the love and support of our friends and family, who are also here. Yes, I understand the pain of not having a father, but you are assuming that a single parent/mother is the dearth of society. Next you'll tell me that all single mothers should give their children to 'loving homes with a mother and a father?'

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