Woman who aborted down syndrome baby: “The psychological pain is enormous”

Rayna Rapp, who aborted her baby because the child had down syndrome:

“The psychological pain is enormous. Deciding to end the life of a fetus you wanted and carried for most of five months is no easy matter. The number of relatively late second trimester abortions performed for genetic reasons is very small. It seems an almost inconsequential number, unless you happen to be one of them.”

Quoted in Anna Bonavoglia The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak out about Abortion (New York: Random House, 1991) 160

5 months

5 months

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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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