Somebody You Don’t Know

AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL has had a confirmed diagnosis in an unborn son of thanatophoric dysplasia, and is now faced with several alternatives — all unpleasant at their mildest.

I ask that you send up prayers. Not that the child needs your prayers — such is the very essence of pure innocence, and to such belong the Kingdom of Heaven, as the Teacher has said — but because I think it’s important that the society I live in can offer up prayers for the souls of unborn children, no matter their cause of death.

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