Sibling reacts to mother considering abortion

A group of pregnant couples met in a study where they had amniocentesis to see whether or not their children had an abnormality and planned to abort the babies if they did.

Said one woman in the study:

“One mother gave voice to her sense that an already affected child felt threatened by her visit to the center when she found him hiding in the closet upon returning.”

In this case, the handicapped child was afraid the mother would kill him in addition to killing her unborn sibling.

“One father stated that there was “no good way to explain to your own child that you might have had a part in deciding the end of his life.”


John C Fletcher “The Brink: The Parent-Child Bond in the Genetic Revolution” Theological Studies 33 no. 3 (September 1972) 457 – 85, 466, 464

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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