‘Selective reduction’ of twins on the rise
Catholic World News - December 21, 2010
The “selective reduction” of twins by abortion is on the rise in Canada, according to anecdotal evidence in a recent National Post article. In “selective reduction,” parents who believe that they are unable to raise twins choose to abort one of them.
“I’m absolutely sure I did the right thing,” said one Ontario mother who chose to abort one of her twins. “I had read some online forums, people were speaking of grieving, feeling a sense of loss. I didn’t feel any of that. Not that I’m a cruel, bitter person ... I just didn’t feel I would be able to care for (twins) in a way that I wanted to.”
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Posted by: Mike in Toronto -
Dec. 22, 2010 12:57 AM ET USA
What hath we wrought? God have mercy on us.
Posted by: DrJazz -
Dec. 21, 2010 10:14 AM ET USA
By this logic, a mother of 13-year-old twins who loses her job should be able to "selectively reduce" her family. This is part of the sweeping triumph of emotion over right judgment and understanding that is happening in Western Culture.
Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 -
Dec. 21, 2010 9:06 AM ET USA
I am part of a set of twins born prematurely three months too early in 1968. I made it but my twin sister did not. My mother still feels the loss to this day, and I know my twin sister is in heaven. This Ontario mother's coarsened conscience is the real tragedy here. May she come to repent her role in the twin's murder and grieve the loss of her precious twin. Her soul is at stake.