Earlier this year, a mother wrote about her decision to abort one of her twin baby boys. She said the abortion would end the life of one to save the life of the other. But the truth is that both of those babies deserved a chance at life, and that chance was missed.
“On a Friday in May, I walked into the doctor’s office almost 20 weeks pregnant with identical twins,” wrote Shiri B. Sandler for Elle. “I came home that night pregnant with just one baby.”
At some point during the pregnancy, her boys were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a rare condition that can occur in identical twins who share a placenta and blood vessels.