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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Healthy Son Despite Doctors Advice to Abort

What an incredible illustration of why abortion for alleged fetal anomalies is such a terrible idea!

This story comes from the British Telegraph about little Kai Purdy who, while still in the womb, was alleged by doctors to have several problems and doctors advised terminating him.

Terminate a child because he has some problems. Think of that the next time your toddler or the toddler of someone you know gets sick or has "some problems." Just terminate him?

Doctors said Kai could have a fatal chromosome defect and a life threatening heart condition. Notice they said "could." A heart condition that could require surgery, and Edwards Syndrome--the presence of an 18th chromosome--with a life expectancy of about four months if he survived birth. Twice doctors counseled abortion and twice Kai's parents rejected it.

Though he spent six months in intensive care when he was born prematurely, Kai is doing well. He has had some problems, but as the picture in the article shows, he's doing fine. And at 9 months old, he's beaten the four-month lifespan he was prescribed more than once over again.

Even with our knowledge and instruments available today, doctors cannot and do not know everything.

In a world of disease and imperfection, sometimes children do die, even before leaving the womb. But sometimes God intervenes, and sometimes doctors were wrong to begin with.

Better to leave life and death up to the Author of Life, and not take death into our own hands by killing innocent children.


speedreed said...

This was a great post! I posted on the same article at my blog at http://littlehumans.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/couple-have-healthy-baby-despite-abortion-recommendations/.

God Bless,

Dr. Theo said...

"...doctors cannot and do not know everything."


From a doctor who has practiced over thirty years, you are so right, Mr. Ellis. I could tell many stories similar to this one of patients surviving and doing well after being told by the doctors that all hope was lost.

We do not know everything. We cannot predict the future. We can only take what we were taught, what we have seen and what we believe and try to formulate a plan of treatment and a prognosis. Most of the time doctors are right, or close to it, but not always. I wouldn't want to chance a babies life on so little information.

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