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Love or Fear Written by Salintae T. I have Sickle Cell Anemia Disease (SCD). Because my illness is a blood disorder, a hematologist was consulted when I became pregnant. He immediately said I should terminate because there was a 50% chance “the fetus” would inherit Sickle Cell. I tried not to take offense, as he was basically saying I should have been aborted. My stance was there was also a 50% chance the baby would not have SCD. Secretly, I felt I had racked up enough good will points with God, by enduring all my obstacles with grace. FHM 13