Is having a child a selfless decision or a selfish decision?
I know that it takes a lot of time and effort and sacrifice to raise a child, and that can make it look like a selfless decision.
There is a risk that your kid might be utterly miserable. Ex: They may be born with the most painful and medically puzzling condition. It is a low probability, but would you take ANY gamble when it comes to your child's wellbeing? A more common situation is that your child may suffer with lifelong depression. One in six people in the US gets depression in their lifetime. How do you know your kid won't be this one out of six?
Isn't bringing a child into an imperfect world (where they WILL suffer, possibly a lot) without their consent a selfish act?
What do you think?