A couple in South Wales has aborted their unborn child at 28 weeks after learning that the baby would be born with a deformed left hand. Mind you, at 28 weeks a baby has over a 90% chance of surviving outside the womb with proper healthcare.
But the mother said she was “really, really depressed” about the baby’s diagnosis so that would seem to trump the illegality or immorality of late-term abortions.
The mother said she believed she would feel guilty for allowing a baby to live with a disability. “I grew up with many people who were disabled, and… there was discrimination,” the mother told The Brisbane Times. “I didn’t want my child to be discriminated against. The problem is… obvious because it is the fingers, and I think the child would have a very hard life.”
So in order to prevent the baby from ever being discriminated against, she killed the baby. Whew, and thus an imperfect life was narrowly avoided.