Defying the Gloomy Diagnosis

Doctors wield alot of power and influence especially when it comes to the delicate area of pregnancy because,  as we all know, we are dealing with another life.   Due to modern technology, we are able to see much more of what the baby looks like and how the baby is developing in utero.

With this knowledge, it often brings knowledge we would rather not know and this is what happened to a woman in New Zealand as reported on Jill Stanek’s blog,  The most important thing to remember when we come across this common story of  poor prenatal diagnosis, is that doctors are fallible and can get the diagnosis wrong!  As mothers and fathers who are entrusted to protect the life we have helped created, we must always listen to our instincts while listening to the medical advice.  These vital considerations are often overlooked when abortion is put forward as the answer.

Baby Ava & her mum

Jill Stanek tells what happened in this case,

But at 32 weeks baby Ava was born. She had none of the anomalies diagnosed prior to birth, although she did have a horseshoe kidney, something the scans didn’t pick up. Because Ava was eight weeks premature, she spent time in NICU, but she was strong and was able to go home after two weeks.

At a time when prenatal screening is routine, this story (and the countless more that are similar), should serve as a warning for medical professionals, for parents and for families. All too often, a prenatal diagnosis of an impairment, disability or life-limiting condition ends in abortion. Often this is because of pressure from the medical experts, from a lack of information about the conditions and a fear of the unknown.

But Baby Ava’s story shows that sometimes doctors get it wrong. And even if they don’t get it wrong, why is the answer abortion?

This is the crux of the matter Why does abortion have to be the answer to imperfection?  Thank God there are still women prepared to stand up to the medical profession who try to bully women into aborting their child.


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