Faces of Choice
Stories of Women Who Faced an Impossible Decision Under Extreme Circumstances


We have discovered that once given a forum, people have a lot to say about pregnancy and childbirth. The discussion page is designed to provide fertile ground for honest, forthright discussions and support. This is a safe place to come together and share thoughts, resources, network, and remember that we are not alone in this. All entries are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the site and will be moderated to ensure that harassment, name-calling and threats are not allowed.


“Wrongful Birth” Lawsuit

How do you feel about this issue? Thoughts on what it means for parents and physicians and our society as a whole? If you’re not familiar with the story, click the link to read it first.

InVitro Under Attack by the Pope

“At a Vatican conference on infertility last week, Pope Benedict XVI railed against reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization.” You can read the entire article here. What do you think? Is it arrogant to want to utilize technology to have children? Do you know anyone who has struggled with this decision? Share your thoughts. We’d Read More

Good Books?

I’m interested in suggestions for books and blogs people have read on these topics: Adoptions (open or not, by adoptive parents or those who gave up their child) Caring for your special needs child (anthologies, memoirs, advice on how to navigate systems that can help)  

How do you feel about “crisis pregnancy centers?”

“Crisis pregnancy centers” are organizations that advertise themselves as places women can come to in order to explore their options regarding unwanted pregnancies. More often than not, however, they are simply fronts for organizations with a pro-life agenda whose mission is to convince women to either raise the baby or put it up for adoption. Read More