Mother of Handicapped Child Horrified by Abortions

Mother of a five-year-old girl with a cleft lip and palate wrote this letter to the editor:

“I was horrified to read that many couples now opt for abortion rather than risk having a baby with such a minor physical imperfection. My daughter is not some abnormal freak… She can, and does, lead a happy, fulfilled life… What sort of society do we live in when a minor facial deformity, correctable by surgery, is viewed as so abnormal as to merit abortion?”

Susan Kitching, London Sunday Times, February 11, 1990

Read another mother of a handicapped child expressing her horror over abortion here. 

10 week old fetus
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Author: Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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