IRELAND – A couple in Ireland recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy after they rejected repeated pressure by doctors to abort the child over claims that he had fetal abnormalities.
Melanie and Damien Sheenan shared their story with the UK’s Christian Institute, and spoke of why they are glad that they gave their son life.
The situation began when Melanie had a routine scan at 20 weeks gestation.
“We went in to [see] the radiographer and there was just silence; she wouldn’t speak to us at all. She just said that there was something wrong,” she recalled.
A consultant then was paged to look at the scan, who then referred the couple to a specialist.
“He told us that there were severe abnormalities with the baby, that the brain wasn’t formed, the spine wasn’t formed,” Melanie said.
Written by Heather Clark
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