The following article is a re-post from the LifeNews website and is by Erin Parfet published Nov 21, 2016.
An Australian mother who was 15 weeks pregnant made the “excruciating” decision to abort her baby based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome, reports the Australia Daily Mail.
The mother said she did not want the child, who she named Dot, to suffer a lifetime of pain, and mentioned the “unfairness” of the diagnosis given the family’s adherence to a vegetarian diet, charitable donations and altruistic employment.
“We knew that she would need constant medical attention, and we felt we couldn’t stand by and watch her as she struggled physically and intellectually,” the mother wrote anonymously for the blog Mamamia.
“Perhaps we were being selfish in a way. I’ll live with that incredible guilt every single day of my life,’ the woman continued. “However, I refuse to accept that this was an easy way out. The pain that we endured is immeasurable, in the true sense of the word.”