The details from a New York Times story:
As Jenny lay on the obstetrician’s examination table, she was grateful that the ultrasound tech had turned off the overhead screen. She didn’t want to see the two shadows floating inside her. Since making her decision, she had tried hard not to think about them, though she could often think of little else. She was 45 and pregnant after six years of fertility bills, ovulation injections, donor eggs and disappointment — and yet here she was, 14 weeks into her pregnancy, choosing to extinguish one of two healthy fetuses, almost as if having half an abortion. As the doctor inserted the needle into Jenny’s abdomen, aiming at one of the fetuses, Jenny tried not to flinch, caught between intense relief and intense guilt.
"Almost as if having half an abortion." No, exactly like having half an abortion. There's nothing "almost" about this. You have two babies growing inside you and choose to kill one. I can't fathom how anyone does that to begin with, but I can't imagine there aren't terrible and lasting repercussions that will torment this woman for the rest of her life, if only deep within her heart and soul. She did this, she says, because she felt two babies would take her attention away from her older children. Why, why, why, would someone have ongoing fertility treatments in such a situation?
Then, as if we needed further evidence of the ghastly results of the culture of death that surrounds us, the pregnant woman sums it us for us in one succinct paragraph:
“If I had conceived these twins naturally, I wouldn’t have reduced this pregnancy, because you feel like if there’s a natural order, then you don’t want to disturb it. But we created this child in such an artificial manner — in a test tube, choosing an egg donor, having the embryo placed in me — and somehow, making a decision about how many to carry seemed to be just another choice. The pregnancy was all so consumerish to begin with, and this became yet another thing we could control.”
We rest our case. Don't tell us that the anything-goes reproductive rights culture in this country hasn't move us steadily along a pro-death path when it comes to unborn and newborn life. We have disturbed the "natural order" of things. Here it is in black and white, right from the expectant mother's mouth.
Read the full story HERE.