One thing I didn’t cover yesterday was the issue of when you get the news that your kid *DOES* have a condition that *IS* actually incompatible with life. Knowing that your kid will die the second they exit the womb is a scary thought and most people I know whose kids are diagnosed with anencephaly or some kind of similar condition have chosen to terminate the pregnancy. I cannot judge them for that decision because I don’t know what I would have done at the time if I was in their position.
Tommy Tighe, one of the people I follow on Twitter, faced this dilemma earlier this year when his fourth child was diagnosed with renal agenesis. He wrote about his experiences on Aleteia.Org and talked about the decision that he and his wife made to carry their child to term, knowing fully well that they were planning for a funeral instead of decorating a nursery.
I’m not condemning anyone who chose to end their pregnancy after a diagnosis like that but what Tommy wrote has made me think about what I would do in the situation.