The following comes from an Apr. 7 story on LifeNews.com.
A bill pending in the Oklahoma legislature would provide support for pregnant moms facing pressure to have an abortion when confronted with ultrasound scans showing their baby has severe disabilities.
Whether it’s from doctors, family or society, parents of unborn children with very severe physical disabilities that could claim their lives shortly after birth often face pressure to have an abortion. The pro-life Perinatal Hospice Bill, HB 2685, was approved by the Health Committee to address that.
As Oklahomans for Life tells LifeNews.com, “The bill addresses the rare but tragic circumstance where a pregnant woman is told that her unborn child has a fetal anomaly incompatible with life. Often in such cases the mother is encouraged to consider abortion the “logical” or “humane” response to such a diagnosis. Under HB 2685, the mother would receive information about public and private agencies and services available to her which offer perinatal hospice and palliative care if, instead of abortion, she decides to carry her baby to term.”
To read the entire story, click here.
Years ago during both my pregnancies (I was over 35 years old), I had to sign wavers stating that I had been warned of potential fetal anomolies due to my age but had refused amniocentesis. I told my doctors that I didn’t want to take the risk of an inadvertent abortion from the procedure and I wouldn’t abort even if there was an anomaly. I guess it is all in how one defines “humane”.
My wife’s situation was identical and she gave birth to a genius. More power to you!
Here is another article from LifeNews.com.
“Abortion Activists Call Parents of Baby Who Lived Just 10 Hours “Selfish” for Not Aborting Her” https://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/08/abortion-activists-call-parents-of-baby-who-lived-just-10-hours-selfish-for-not-aborting-her/
Those who oppose life are truly warped indeed.
Amen to that Tracy, but their time will come. If they have any children, they are watching and most likely will treat them accordingly if they consider them no longer “useful” to society. What goes around sooner or later comes around — call it reaping what one has sown or karma; it is all the same.