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During our 20-week anatomy scan, they had trouble finding something in our baby’s brain. We came back a few days later for a follow-up scan with an MFM, and then a week later for an MRI. We ultimately got a diagnosis of a serious brain issue. The prognosis was basically either death or a lot of suffering and then death within the first year.

Thankfully, we were in a state where we had some time to go through all the testing and figure out what was going on, so we had time to make a decision. When it became clear that our baby would have no quality of life, we made the impossible decision to terminate. Thankfully, our healthcare providers were able to guide us through the process without any hoops to jump through, besides having to make sure we scheduled everything in time. It was heartbreaking, and we wanted that baby so much, but we couldn’t bring a child into the world just to suffer.

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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