These stories are too long to summarize with cut and paste. But there are three personal histories here of women who wanted children very much, happily carried their pregnancies until the seventh or eighth month, and then received devastating news, either that the children were too badly deformed to live more than a very short and painful life, or that the fetus was already dead and the mother beginning to suffer complications that could prove fatal. The decision to terminate the pregnancies in every case was a heartbreaking one. These were not women with mild cases of depression or the vapors, and these operations were not performed on a whim. Read these and weep, and then ask yourself what kind of society encourages the kind of fanaticism that allows terrorist murders of people like Dr. Tiller.
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