Please remember people like me. And my friend who is sitting here with me, we're having a few brews.
Both of us are TOXIC. We both come from the US Great Lakes region which is highly polluted. We are both former engineers, also (yes, you get exposed
to alot of chems, even in the office.)
I myself am up over 80 rads (last tested at) - I likely glow in the dark. My friend has a whole host of chems exposed to - she is from MI and it is
pretty bad in spots there.
There is NO possible way either of us can have kids - they wouldn't *be* kids anyway. More like extremely deformed and sickly vegetables.
No doctors will sterilize us. We are 'too young'
I'm early 40s and she's late 30s.
What are we supposed to do? WE didn't ingest pollution willingly. I can tolerate hormonal BC but my friend cannot. She is single and abstinent.
But - what if she met someone and did the best she could, with condoms? What if there was a failure? Would YOU want to see a sickly, grossly defective
child - born only to suffer and die? WHY?
Also about my friend - she spends time on this "Child Free By Choice" site - which I sometimes look at too. There are many articles and discussions
there about badly deformed and sick children - of which the mothers were advised to abort the child as it had no chance of normal life and worse would
be very very sick and suffer greatly. But they didn't listen. Not something like Downs' Syndrome either - horribly sick children who will exist to
suffer as vegetables and then die.
Some of these topics have many comments from those who personally know such people, and such horribly sick and dying children - I can't read too much
of it myself, it is highly disturbing.
Is this right? How can this be right - that the child should be born to suffer so?
Please think about this, and remember that there are so very very many people like me and my friend here - and men too, who were exposed to serious
pollutants. There must be 10s of thousands of us. Maybe hundreds of thousands. The US is a very
And what can we do? When doctors REFUSE to sterilize you - even after you explain and are willing to pay cash?
And all precautions are always taken. What about us? What about the desperately sick children that could result? What about them?
In my opinion it is NOT right to cause someone to suffer unduly.
(I believe the same in cases of gross injury, illness, the elderly, also. They should have the right to "go" if that is their wish.)