Judith Merril “Project Nursemaid”
The psychologist muses about the case before him.
But this girl with her tremulous smile and her frightened eyes and her unweathered skin — this girl had not yet realized even that it was a human life she carried inside herself; so far, she understood only that she had done something foolish, and that there was a slim chance she might be able to remedy the error without total disaster or too much dishonour.
This novella appears in a selection of three under the title Daughters of Earth
And so for day 1636