...to abort a baby if you somehow knew ahead of time (only after the moment of conception, of course) that it would be born mentally retarded? I remember a conversation a long time ago on another forum where I mentioned that I would, and it made a few people (one person in particular) pretty irate. I know it's a controversial question because some interpret it as meaning that the lives of mentally-retarded people are more disposable than others (although if you want to view the world through the lens of cold, unadulterated logic, they are), but to me any honest-loving parent would absolutely prefer a normal, healthy child as opposed to the alternative, whether they admit to it or not. However, some continue to insist that they would love their child no matter what and that it'd be cruel to abort a child just because you knew it was gonna be born with mental deficiencies. So would you?