Ellen Painter Dollar
Ellen Painter Dollar is the author of No Easy Choice: A Story of Diability, Parenthood, and Faith in an Age of Advanced Reproduction (Westminster John Knox). She blogs at Patheos.
When my daughter broke her femur, it seemed clear that we shouldn't conceive another child who might inherit my bone disorder. That clarity was short-lived.
This Sunday's New York Times magazine's cover article is about "two-minus-one" pregnancies—pregnancies with twins in which the mother decides to request selective reduction, that is, to abort one of the fetuses so that she only gives birth to one baby.