Friday, June 6, 2008

God's little miracles

This little guy may have changed his mother's perspective on abortion. Or so I'd like to hope.
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.

In November, Finley was born three weeks premature. He had minor kidney damage but is expected to lead a normal life.
She was on the pill, and got pregnant. Miracle 1. Baby Finley decided he wasn't going anywhere. Miracle 2. Baby Finley's kidney problems are minor, and he'll lead a normal life. Miracle 3.

Anyone believing elsewise - bring it on.

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