Monday, December 01, 2008

The Day I Considered Abortion

Could I trust God despite my baby's potential birth defects?
Andrea Stone

I had no reason to suspect I was pregnant; my period was only a day or two late. But all weekend, I just didn't feel right. So first thing Monday morning, I took a pregnancy test.

I felt as though a lightning bolt struck me. The test couldn't be right. Two years earlier, my husband, Joe, had had a vasectomy. Joe and I'd been married seven years, and we already had two children—a four-year-old daughter and a not-quite-two-year-old son. We were convinced our family was complete; at 39 and 33, Joe and I felt too old for new-baby all-nighters again.
Then cold fear squeezed my heart: I was on Accutane, a prescription acne medication known to cause severe birth defects. the rest


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