What would you do if your OBGYN told you to abort after you had been trying to conceive for years and are finally successful?
A woman a few months pregnant walks into an OBGYN’s office, hoping to find some answers as she’s been going through a rough pregnancy and has been on bedrest for the majority of it already. She goes in, meets with the doctor, and much to her surprise (to say the least), the doctor looks at her, pats her on the back and says “Why don’t you go home and ‘take care’ of this one. Come back and we’ll get you ready for the next one.” Horrified, she leaves and finds a doctor who can give her real help and answers. Her uterus was filled with tumors and the placenta was pulling away from the walls, which means her baby had a very high chance of suffocation and not surviving. Even with these high stakes, she truly believed life for her child was the right answer.
Horrible stories like this are much more common than I would like to see. Many women are advised to abort their children when it may be “difficult” to raise them or if the pregnancy looks like one that may end in heartache rather than a happy-go-lucky baby like most parents are expecting when that little strip turns pink. Thankfully, there are families who choose to celebrate life no matter what the potential cost. If you look at stories like Jaxson Emmett Buell, the baby born with half a skull, you can clearly see the beauty of life. Other stories, like that of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, show that the tests may not be correct. His mother was advised to abort him, too, because he would “never live.” I was honored to have met his wonderful momma, Pamela, and get to hear her tell of her and “Timmy’s” story, as she calls him, and see how incredibly the belief that all life is worthy, sacred, and valuable plays out in real life and not just in a random story that comes across your newsfeed on Facebook.
Oh, yeah. By the way, the mother that I talked about earlier just happens to be my mom. The baby that he recommended to kill was me. I’m perfectly healthy, able, and now fighting for the rights of other babies and mommies who are receiving “advice” like my mom got. I thank God daily that she chose life, but not all children are lucky enough to say what I can say.
It’s time to change that.
We are the pro-life generation.