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It begins with a decision not to go further. A diagnosis has determined
'catastrophic anomalies' with a 'likely-doomed' baby. This is not how it was
supposed to be. This is not what was planned. Anger, grief, mourning.
Platitudes, consolations, resignation. There is no counseling for what happens next. For the small percentage. For the 'unusual phenomenon'. A new guilt. This is not how it was supposed to be. This is not what was planned. But then it happens. Experts suggest new policies for the use of
"feticide"-'a lethal injection to reduce the chance of an accidental live birth.'

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    D.M. over 4 years ago

    The ultimate horror story, when something you try to kill won't die.

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    Alex Munro over 4 years ago

    I agree with Dr Abbler...excellent twist, subtly disturbing.

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    Jim M over 4 years ago

    Left me feeling cold, but in a good way... I think

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    Iarwain Olofsson over 4 years ago

    Very controversial topic. But you mastered it very well.
    I have been being by my oldest daughter's side, when she was struggling for a decision.
    And thank God she accepted the challenge of being a single mother, instead of destroying a life (plus - maybe - her own).

    Thumbs up.

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    D.M. over 4 years ago

    Thank you. (Congratulations! Your support will guide her.)

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    Michael D. Brooks over 4 years ago

    Thought provokingly disturbing. Had to read it a few times.

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