I was reading this story on Fox News. com and just couldn’t believe what I was reading! This lady decided to have an abortion because she “couldn’t stand to lose another baby.” Does that make any sense to you?? I honestly do NOT understand how the “logic” works in people’s minds. Didn’t she know that by making that choice she was losing her baby? Miraculously the baby survived the abortion and when she found out after she got over being “mad” she decides that he deserves another chance at life. Why didn’t he deserve it to begin with? He didn’t ask to be conceived! And even if he was born with a genetic disease he STILL deserved a chance at life! Why did it take a botched abortion attempt for this lady to understand that all life is valuable no matter the difficulties or duration. Ugh! Things like this just make me mad! Anyway, here’s the article if you’d like to read it as well. I just needed a little “vent” for my own thoughts on the thing.
A mother who decided to abort her son because he may have inherited a life-threatening kidney condition is overjoyed that he survived the procedure.
Jodie Percival of Nottinghamshire, England, said she and her fiancee made the decision to abort baby Finley when she was eight weeks pregnant.
Percival’s first son Thane died of multicystic dysplastic kidneys — which causes cysts to grow on the kidneys of an unborn baby — and her second child Lewis was born with serious kidney damage and currently has just one kidney, the Daily Mail reported.
“I was on the (birth control pill) when I became pregnant,” Percival, 25, said. “Deciding to terminate at eight weeks was just utterly horrible but I couldn’t cope with the anguish of losing another baby.”
A short time after the abortion, Percival felt a fluttering in her stomach. She went to the doctor for a scan and discovered she was 19 weeks pregnant.
“I couldn’t believe it,’ Percival said. “This was the baby I thought I’d terminated. At first I was angry that this was happening to us, that the procedure had failed. I wrote to the hospital, I couldn’t believe that they had let me down like this.
“They wrote back and apologized and said it was very rare,” she added.
Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor for FOXNews.com, said Percival’s situation is actually quite common.
“Women that have early terminations in weeks six, seven and eight, many times the pregnancy is so small that doctors miss removing the baby,” Alvarez said. “The danger is that the failed attempt can damage the baby. That is why these patients who get early terminations need follow-ups.”
Another scan a week later confirmed the baby also had kidney problems, but doctors told the couple the baby was likely to survive, so they decided he deserved another chance at life.
In November, Finley was born three weeks premature. He had minor kidney damage but is expected to lead a normal life.
Here is a photo of the baby.