Mitzi's Abortion: A Play About a Difficult Decision

“He kicked me like crazy, he had the hiccups like crazy, so I knew he was still alive,” Kelly said, remembering the months she carried her son, Andrew Layne “Bumble,” who was diagnosed with a birth defect, anencephaly, a rare disease that ultimately

Anencephaly, for example, is a condition in which the majority of a child's brain is absent, and death usually occurs within hours of birth. However, there are case reports of anencephalic infants with a healthy brain stem surviving for much longer.

The play dramatizes the journey of a young woman who is advised by her doctor to have a late-term abortion due to anencephaly, a severe birth defect, in her child. The social and cultural conflicts that arise as a result of her and her doctor's