Our Heartbreaking Choices: Forty-Six Women Share Their Stories of Interrupting a Much-Wanted Pregnancy

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This book is about abortion, but more specifically, about abortions sought due to a poor prenatal diagnosis or due to serious maternal health complications. This book contains 46 personal stories, each one from a woman who decided to interrupt a much-wanted and oftentimes much-planned pregnancy. There is very little societal support for parents who make this decision, which leaves most parents to deal with their sadness and grief alone.

The purpose of the book is to share our stories in the hopes of helping other parents who have undergone a similar loss to feel less alone, less isolated, and less stigmatized. We hope to give a voice to all who have suffered a similar loss and to show that there are situations in which abortion is the most moral option.

Although the focus of the book is to provide support to those who will make or have made a similar decision, we don't cast judgment on those who choose abortion for other reasons or those who choose to carry a pregnancy to term despite a poor prenatal diagnosis. We support all parents in choosing the path that is best for them. We support ALL choices.
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About the author

Christie Brooks is a stay-at-home mom and volunteer host of a grief support message board on BabyCenter.com.
Originally from western New York, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 1993. She currently resides in central Virginia with her husband and two young daughters.

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iUniverse
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Published on
Oct 24, 2008
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Pages
422
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ISBN
9780595631001
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Language
English
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Medical / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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