Pregnancy does not end happily for everyone. Sadly, some parents receive grim news that something has gone horribly wrong with their pregnancy, an event that in most cases was planned and much wanted. As a result, they are faced with making a difficult decision about whether to continue with the pregnancy. We realize that all parents make a loving choice, one they feel is best for their family; however, regardless of the anomaly found, making that choice can be one of the most difficult ordeals anyone can face.

When facing a diagnosis of a severe or fatal birth defect, or you have to consider your own health or the life of another child (such as in the case of selective reduction) it is the hardest decision of your life. All you ever want for your child is the best, most loving environment possible, to offer protection from suffering and pain. How can we offer protection when that child is still in the womb?

Making the “Heartbreaking Choice” to terminate a pregnancy is never easy. It is fraught with difficult questions, with love, and a fervent desire to prevent suffering. At this crossroad, terminating a pregnancy is sometimes the kindest path we can take. We make these choices out of love and compassion.

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