“Tremendous cost” of treatment influenced choice to abort disabled baby

A couple chose to abort their baby (by D&E) at just under 20 weeks when the child was diagnosed with severe kidney disease. He would have needed a kidney transplant and dialysis.  The woman says:

“We did not explicitly consider the potentially tremendous cost of pursuing aggressive treatment … but in retrospect those concerns were implicit in our decision-making”

Phoebe Day Danziger “A Peaceful DeathSlate FEB. 5 2014

Below: chart of how a D&E abortion is performed

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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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