One of our readers sent me this link to an Elle story on CNN.com. It is the shocking and heartbreaking story of a mother choosing to selectively reduce (abort, kill whatever word you would choose) one baby out of the twins. She already had one older child and just wanted one more. They used fertility treatments and got twins but decided to only keep one.
This is very hard story to read. I cried through most of it and my stomach was ill after reading it. If you are particularly sensitive (ie pregnant right now) you may not want to read this.
It is a long story but well worth reading all of it because you understand all of her reasoning (whether you agree with it or not).
I think there are multiple elements to this discussion – obviously the abortion issue, but I think even more so the question is about this mother’s motivations. (As the reader sent me the story said “ I’m pro-choice but what this lady did nauseated me!”)
Other thoughts or insights into this story or other similar experiences?