Originally Posted by ssandra
Looking at this from a baby centered perspective, wouldn't you agree that it might be better to not be born instead of being born where you are not wanted?
If you believe in reincarnation, rather then suffer through a youth where you are unwanted, try again with new parents that want and love you?
If you don't believe in reincarnation, rather then suffer through a youth where you are unwanted, be in heaven right away? Or, if you are not religious, be back to nothing, back to dust?
People with bad/unloving parents can still lead perfectly happy lives. Also, if parents were that terrible why even keep the baby (as in adoption, not abortion)? If they don't love it its just a financial drain as far as they're concerned.
I'd much prefer being alive to being dust, especially since I'm very skeptical about an afterlife.