3.04.2008

JANICE

Janice became pregnant as the result of a rape, but wanted to keep the baby. However, the ultrasounds showed that the fetus had a large tumor growing behind its neck and it is predicted that the child will most likely be severely brain damaged. Janice is 21 weeks pregnant, and it would be at least 5 weeks before treatment could be attempted for the fetus. She is heartbroken, but she doesn't want to risk not having the choice to terminate if the treatment fails. She has two other children to care for, and she couldn't bring herself to risk bringing a severely disabled child into a family that is just barely making it. Her abortion costs $2400, and she was still $600 short when Lilith was able to contribute another $100.

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