Four Unthinkable Conversations

Conversation One

“Mrs. Johnson, your baby looks good. Heartbeat is strong and regular. Measurements of head, femur, and amniotic fluid all are right where they should be at this stage of development. But —”

“What is it, doctor?”

“Well, I’m sorry to say that because the baby’s father and you are both black, your baby will be black as well. We know what that means in this society and the hardship this will mean for you and this child and the surrounding community. As your doctor I must make you aware of all your options, including terminating your pregnancy.”

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