Woman Who Aborted Due to a Problem with the Baby Expresses Confusion and Regret

One woman who had an abortion after tests showed that her unborn baby would be badly handicapped and chose to abort said the following:

“We had only one isolated piece of information, not a whole crystal ball. How were we to know what would be best?…

A person reeling from shock, numbed by a sudden catastrophe, cannot think.”

“Brown, Judy” (pseudonym) The Choice. Journal of the American Medical Association 1989, 262:2735

Many times, couples with pregnancies where the baby is going to be handicapped or very ill are rushed into a decision by doctors once they find out that the baby is going to have problems, and before they fully absorbed the information or the weightiness of the choice that awaits them.


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