Originally Posted by DerekB
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.
A common line of reasoning within pro lifers. Some people just have a harder time understanding the idea of nothingness. The reason you prefer being alive to not existing is precisely because
you are alive. Had you been aborted the question would never have crossed your mind...You wouldn't have a mind. You simply wouldn't exist. Maybe you might have felt some sense of pain before ceasing to exist. Nothing lost.