By Sarah Terzo
From a woman who was being tested to see if her baby had Down syndrome or other anomalies. She had been considering abortion if the baby was discovered to be disabled. She’s describing what she saw on the ultrasound:
“I was on this incredible high, like I saw the head and the little shoulders and then I came home and I suddenly crashed because I thought, there was this little person, I mean, it looked like a little person. And I was more upset than I’d ever been because what would I do? You know, would I have an abortion? Because here I’ve seen it, and it looks like a little person.”
Rayna Rapp, Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America (New York: Routledge, 1999)p. 129.