Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
This discussion is a slippery slope that could easily end up in the D.C.
The bottom line is that there is a large segment of the population that believes that once an egg has been recognized as fertilized, that child must be born, regardless of defects identified early or even mid term.
Those same people don't believe that something bad could happen from the birth of an abnormal child.
I'm not focusing on that aspect. I'm focusing on what is in front of us. I have a child who has been diagnosed with Oppositional defiance disorder. At times it is rough but I keep moving forward looking for ways to motivate him. The resources that are available are largely nonexistent and if they are they are heavily priced with a less than stellar record. So what are the options available as traditional counseling may or may not be effective (either way delivering a heavy price tag)? I could attempt to medicate, but then there is the problem. What motivation does a company have to create a cure. The money is in the maintenance. (I'm not naive, I know some things can not be cured, however, I do believe an earnest attempt should be made to find one)