Defying the Gloomy Prognosis


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.


One Response to “Defying the Gloomy Prognosis”

  1. 1 lochain

    It is true that sometimes a gloomy diagnosis is wrong but we must also be clear that there are great advantages to be gained even if the diagnosis turns out to be accurate: first, and most important, you have not been responsible for killing your own child; to be responsible for the death of any human being, even if accidentally, is a terrible burden and never forgotten but, deliberately, to be the person who says, ” Yes, go ahead, abort ( i.e. kill) my child” are not words that can be easily forgotten just because you never saw your child or even viewed the mangled remains. Sooner or later you will realise the enormity of your action and in idle moments or before you fall asleep or when you see some other disabled child laughing, you will remember and regret it even though you may say, ” I had no alternative, the doctor told me it was what I ought to do.” Secondly you may be granted some brief moments to hold your baby in your arms before s/he dies and to name your baby and have a funeral. All these actions will help you to come to terms with your child’s death and to know that you did the best for him or her. Life must always be preferred to death.

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