This is difficult reading: “The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy.”

I had never heard of this, certainly not as an elective procedure.

The witness of conscience apparently can’t be suppressed. At least not totally. And not without a great deal of work and denial. 

Even some people who support abortion rights admit to feeling queasy about reduction to a singleton. “I completely respect and support a woman’s choice,” one commentator wrote on UrbanBaby.com, referring to a woman who said she reduced her pregnancy to protect her marriage and finances. One fetus was male, the other female, and the woman eliminated the male because she already had a son. “Something about that whole situation just seemed unethical to me,” the commentator continued. “I just couldn’t sleep at night knowing that I terminated my daughter’s perfectly healthy twin brother.”

My wife is a fraternal twin. I’m thankful to God to have her and a brother-in-law.

“They invent ways of doing evil,” indeed.