Deciding to abort a child is incredibly hard. It’s an impossible decision for some parents.
Not only are you thinking about the consequences for you and your partner, but you have to prioritize the consequences on your unborn child.
Often, parents are faced with a heartbreaking problem: the likelihood of disability.
Thanks to modern technology, pre-natal ultrasounds, we’re able to predict and diagnose whether a child will be disabled, and what forms of disabilities it will have before the child is even born.
For Keri and Royce Young, they found out that their second child together had a rare birth defect. Anencephaly, which is always fatal.
Anencephaly affects the development of a child’s brain and skull, meaning their child would not survive once born.
The couple were faced with a delicate decision that no parent would want to make. Should they abort their child?
Keri was strongly pro-life before her pregnancy, which made this decision even more difficult.
Following the news that their daughter wouldn’t survive being born, the couple considered an early induction of birth.
Instead, the coupled chose to carry on with the pregnancy and donate the organs of their child to medical research.