Mother of handicapped child says she would never abort another one

Anonymous mother of a handicapped child, on why she would not abort a subsequent pregnancy:

“If I hadn’t already had one it would be an easier decision but I’ve had W and she is classed as handicapped. But she’s lovely, she seems as normal as can be, so I couldn’t have an abortion after W, but if I hadn’t had her, my idea of being handicapped would be different.”

Journal of Medical Ethics 1983, vol. 9, P152

Quoted in Jenny Bryan Abortion (East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers Limited, 1991)  33

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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