A routine scan during my first pregnancy showed that our baby was anencephalic - suffering from a defect which caused malformation of the brain and skull. With the knowledge that the baby would have been stillborn, or would survive only moments, we agreed to a termination of my pregnancy. At over 20 weeks, this was extremely traumatic.
It distresses me greatly to think that people such as Ms Barber consider such a termination as 'pulling the plug' because the baby looked like being a 'dud'. I can only assume that Ms Barber had no difficulties in conceiving her own family. May I suggest she spare a thought for those of us who have.
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