I was catching up on some reading and came across this wonderful article by Mark Shea in the "National Catholic Register." It talks about the tough choices when a woman is pregnant with a child who suffers from serious deformities and why choosing life is still the right thing to do.
Motherhood is a risk all the time. It is frightening knowing that your child could suddenly die. I know this from first-hand experience. My older son David has life-threatening allergies to peanuts and eggs. When we found out when he was a year old that a peanut could kill him, our world was turned upside down over night. Yet, over the years we have come to terms with it. We take reasonable precautions, make sure we always have an Epi-pen with him, and leave the rest in God's hands.
None of us know the day or the hour when God will call us or our children home. It is our job to love them as best as we can while they are here.
The Risk of Love