I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this question, but I am curious to hear if anyone has an answer to this. About a month ago, my wife and I received the devastating news that our (second trimester) baby had severe Spina Bifida and a heart defect. To make a painful story short, we made the painful and heartbreaking decision to terminate the baby to spare it the pain and suffering. I knew several children with Spina Bifida and they all suffered mightily before dying as teenagers. When the autopsy was performed, the Doctor called us and told us the baby had been conclusively diagnosed with Trisomy 13, better known as Patau Syndrome. Essentially, it is a death sentence and over 99% of babies with it don't make it past their first year. Of course I will always go over in my head if I made the right choice even though it is obvious in hindsight but my question is what purpose does this serve from a reincarnation/soul point of view? What 'lessons' could possibly be learned in such a situation? I have to admit, I really makes me doubt the whole reincarnation thing as NOBODY could do anything to deserve such a horrible life. I certainly understand Carol once addressed "U-turns" in the womb but this was not a case of a miscarriage, at least not at the stage we were at.