The mother of a healthy three-year-old boy has shared a tale of horror that she suffered from a team of doctors who saw her in the hospital in the UK when she was pregnant with her son a few years ago. After examining her and the baby, they told her the unborn baby had a birth defect–Spina Bifida–and that he would be severely disabled for all of his life if he were born. They strongly suggested she get an abortion and tried to pressure her to do it right then and there.
Thankfully, Gemma Rodgers said her motherly intuition kicked in and she refused the doctors’ abortion suggestion. After he was born by Caesarian section weighing 5 lbs 3 ozs, doctors claimed he had the severest case of Spina Bifida and would need a shunt for his brain. Nevertheless, for all their negativity, none of their diagnoses came true for Gemma’s boy. He began walking at 15 months, is potty trained, and has developed as any normal, healthy baby would without any health complications.
She is now demanding an apology from the hospital and is disgusted at the idea they suggested she abort a perfectly healthy baby. Gemma has stated, “I know doctors have a job to do, but they should be absolutely certain before telling someone to terminate a pregnancy.”
Source: Donna Rachel Edmunds, Doctors Misdiagnosed Unborn Child as Severely Disabled, Advised Abortion, Breitbart.com, September 16, 2015.
P.S.: The one thing missing from this conversation is the fact that even if the baby were to be “severely disabled,” it still would not have been right to abort him.