When I read this story on The New York Times blog "Motherlode" today, I found myself wilting inside. It is the story of an abortion, or a decision to choose abortion, and it unfolds right before your eyes in black and white. It made me so sad for the unborn baby and for the woman, Emmie, who ultimately concludes that abortion is the only way to keep her life on track.
I kept trying to wrap my mind around Emmie's belief that her "little zygote," as she calls her baby, is too precious to hand over to another couple through adoption and so the better choice is abortion, that any baby is too precious not to plan for and so would be better off aborted than arrive in a world that is not ready.
Click HERE to read "Choosing Not to Keep the Baby," the story of one woman's belief that a graduate degree program that apparently discriminates against pregnant women just for having the nerve to put their energy into anything other than school is worth more than the life growing within her. It is as sad as it sounds, and it is worth a read.