Woman who kept late-in-life baby has no regrets

From a woman who became pregnant late in life, after her other children were grown. She considered abortion, but had her baby. She has no regrets and says:

“We have found special pleasure in having our “bonus baby” now that her siblings are away. We have the kind of close conversation with her at dinner that was rarely possible when our noisy threesome was at the table.”… Bonus baby and her mother “enjoy an easy intimacy, her questions about the adult world recalling those I asked in my own girlhood as an only child. She loves to report the responses over the telephone to her brothers and sister for verification and delights, as I do, in the abundant love she receives from them even at a distance… Older mother and young daughter, our relationship is rich – unsettling and satisfying, as is any relationship bound by love.”

Faith Abbott “A Tale of Two Women” Human Life Review Spring 1993

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