Doctor Tells Mom To Abort 2 Of Her Triplets. Just Look At Those Babies Now

The experts assured Liz Brewer last year that killing off two of the babies she was carrying was the only way to ensure the survival of the third. She and her husband said no.

Next month, her healthy triplets Oriana, Deacon and Dillon will celebrate their first birthday.

“I couldn’t give up,” said the 41-year old mom. “I was blessed with three babies.”

Brewer has known of the pain of loss. She had suffered miscarriages in the past. When she gave birth to twins a few years ago, one of the two boys died after only 16 days.

This time, fear and determination shared her thoughts as a difficult pregnancy moved forward. Remarkably, Liz was carrying a pair of identical twins split from one egg and a separate baby. The third baby was not found until a second scan Liz had done at seven weeks.

“They offered me a selective reduction, to abort the twins and keep the baby that was at a high risk of Downs,” she said. “It suddenly makes you think about if you are putting your babies at risk. If I gave birth at 25 weeks again, would they all be able to survive?”

The doctors were persistent. After suffering major bleeds at 12 weeks and again at 16 weeks, they asked Liz and her husband Tino, 41, about aborting the twins. They asked if the family could handle triplets.

“They asked if we would be able to cope with three babies, but that’s not something that even crossed our minds,” she said.

“It has been an amazing ending to our pregnancies and has helped to heal us,” she said. “We will never forget our first-born son but the triplets have enabled us to have a very different ending to our story and we know we would never have had them had we not lost our son.”

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h/t: Life News

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NFL Player And His Wife Have A Simple 8-Word Reason For Keeping Their Unborn Baby With Birth Defect

Doctors gave NFL player Evan Rodriguez and his wife Olivia grave news about their unborn child following a routine sonogram in July; but the two decided to go forward, trusting God for what may lie ahead.

Their baby girl, who they have now named Layla Sky, has a rare birth defect called anencephaly. Doctors have told the couple Layla is missing parts of her head and brain and could only live for days, or even hours.  

After a sonogram last month, Evan recalled hearing from the physician: “I don’t want to make you guys nervous or anything, but her head doesn’t look all there” adding, “They’re telling us this, and it’s eye-opening. I’ve never heard of this, ever. I’m like ‘There’s nothing you guys can do? There’s no cure?’”

Doctors gave the first-time parents two options: “Terminate the baby or you can continue with the process,” he said. The couple, who pray together every day, told Tampa Bay’s ABC Action News that they took about a week to go before God with the decision.

Olivia prayed: “God, show me what it is that you want to do through all of this. What’s the good to come out of it?” The couple concluded that God did not want them to abort their unborn child.

Evan explained their decision: “Just like if your child has cancer, you’re going to fight for whatever time you’re given with that child.… Who are we to determine the child’s life? We decided to leave it in God’s hands. We hope for the best, even if it’s 10 minutes, three days, a year. It will mean more than anything.”

They have used social media to bring attention to the birth defect and their faith in God that is helping them travel through these uncharted waters. Olivia wrote on Instagram: “God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling” with the hashtag #TheFightForLaylaSky. The couple also created a Facebook page titled “The Fight for Layla Sky.”

The two received the additional faith testing news last week that Evan had been let go from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Olivia wrote on their Facebook page: “I just ask everyone to help me pray so my husband gets on another team quickly. Our insurance runs out (at the) end of the month and it’s important to keep Layla on close watch and care.” She said there have been teams showing interest.

Breitbart reports: “To help prevent anencephaly, a pregnant mother should consume a daily supplement of folic acid even before she tries to get pregnant….According to the CDC, 1 in 4,859 babies born each year will have anencephaly; virtually all will die just after birth.”

Evan is extremely proud of his wife for the strength she has shown; and he will accept God’s plan for Layla Sky, knowing that even if her life on earth is very brief, he will see her again some day. “She’ll be waiting up there saying ‘daddy.’ So, there’s a time and place for everything.”

h/t: CNSNews

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Black Pastors Protest Margaret Sanger At Smithsonian

Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds,” “morons,” “idiots,” “imbeciles,” and the “dead weight of human waste.”

Hillary Clinton glows that she is “in awe of” Sanger. She said so in 2009 upon receiving Planned Parenthood’s “highest honor” that year: its coveted Margaret Sanger Award. Likewise effusive was Nancy Pelosi when she proudly accepted the award in 2014.

Speaking to Planned Parenthood a year earlier, Barack Obama, America’s first African-American president, hailed the organization founded by this racial eugenicist committed to creating a “race of thoroughbreds” and purging America’s “race of degenerates.” “Thank you, Planned Parenthood,” and “God bless you,” said Obama to a giddy crowd of ecstatic pro-choice women. The president commended Planned Parenthood’s “extraordinary” and “remarkable work.”

The love by liberals for Planned Parenthood and its founder knows no bounds. A professor blogging at the New York Times argues for placing Margaret’s mug on the $20 bill.

And alas, no less than the Smithsonian, America’s museum, boasts a handsome bust of Sanger in its stately National Portrait Gallery. Margaret is there enshrined in the Smithsonian’s vaunted “Struggle for Justice” exhibit.

This brings me to my reason for writing here today: a group of African-American pastors are demanding the removal of Sanger’s bust from the Smithsonian.

“Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at a rally of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers,” states the letter from Ministers Taking a Stand. “Also the notorious ‘Negro Project,’ which sought to limit, if not eliminate black births, was her brainchild.” The pastors quote an infamous December 1939 letter from Sanger to Dr. Clarence Gamble of the Eugenics Society, where, in the context of discussing the Negro Project, Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

The succinct, powerful statement from the pastors adds: “Despite these well-documented facts of history, her bust sits proudly in your gallery as a hero of justice. The obvious incongruity is staggering!”

Amen to that.

Liberals must be baffled by this. This isn’t the esteemed Planned Parenthood foundress they learned to admire in their college classrooms. Margaret Sanger, a racist? Huh? They never heard that in American History 101. Where could these crazy charges possibly come from?

The answer is a myriad of authoritative sources. For starters, one might consult Sanger’s own words. On pages 366-367 of her 1938 autobiography, published by W.W. Norton, one of the leading New York publishing houses, she spoke warmly of her May 1926 speech to the women’s chapter of the KKK in Silverlake, New Jersey. Sanger seemed eager to speak to the group. After getting off the train, she was escorted by car along winding roads to a literal barn hidden in the country. There, the undeterred Planned Parenthood matron waited patiently for nearly three hours while her white-hooded sisters engaged in their incendiary routine. She observed “figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much.” “Eventually,” recorded Sanger of the toasty atmosphere, “the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.”

Sanger was tight-lipped regarding what she shared with the klanswomen at their rally, though apparently she was extremely successful and satisfied with herself: “I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York…. It was nearly one before I reached Trenton, and I spent the night in a hotel.”

The Planned Parenthood founder’s KKK talk was a smash hit. Not only did it go very late, after a long wait, but it earned Sanger a dozen new invitations from the klan-sisters. The KKK was quite excited about the work of Planned Parenthood’s founder.

Thus, it hardly comes out-of-nowhere when a group of African-American pastors today asks the Smithsonian: “How can a person like Sanger, who found common cause with the racial agenda of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), be ranked among true champions of ‘justice?’”

Precisely. Such words pierce the liberal heart like a dagger. As many conservatives have experienced, when you point out to liberals that Planned Parenthood aborts (by far) a disproportionate number of unborn African-American babies, they go wild with rage and name-calling. You’re apt to be reflexively called every name in the liberal playbook for raising this one. As we watch weekly the ghastly Planned Parenthood video exposé released by the Center for Medical Progress, in which Sanger’s organization’s “medical personnel” nonchalantly discuss dissecting baby parts while sipping Chianti and nibbling Caesar’s salad, bear in mind that most of these babies are African-American. Which among them might have been another Rosa Parks, Ben Carson, Martin Luther King Jr., Arthur Ashe, or even Barack Obama?

These African-American pastors know that. Indeed, they show (with a map included) that 70 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Thus, they’re undertaking their own exposé. Their letter, they say, will be but one “in a series of actions we will be taking to expose the evil of honoring Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood.”

Again, amen to that.

If liberals genuinely care about justice, they should join these African-American pastors in seeking the removal of Margaret Sanger’s bust from the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit at America’s preeminent museum.

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Mother Excited To Give Birth To Twins, Then Doctors Tell Her She Has To Make A HORRIFYING Decision

An expectant Minnesota mother of conjoined twins has been told only one of her children can live.

Amber McCullough, 31, who herself is an identical twin, has already named the two girls in her womb. “I’m anxious and excited for Hannah and dreading what it means for Olivia,” McCullough said in an interview with USA Today.

Over the course of the pregnancy, she has been told by doctors: “[We] can save both, we can save none, we can save one [Hannah], and it’s been a roller coaster.”

Her daughters are joined at the chest, stomach and hips. They share an abdomen, liver and intestinal tract, but have separate hearts and kidneys.

The single mother will have a chance to hold both of her daughters following a C-section delivery at 32-weeks gestation. Hannah and Olivia will then go into an 8- to 12-hour surgery to be separated.

“If I had my way, I’d keep them together if they both could live,” McCullough said. “But it’s not possible. I wish it were. If they stay together, they’ll both pass.”

“I just can’t lose both,” McCullough said. “There’s a chance of saving one.”

During her pregnancy, she received counsel from friends and doctors telling her that she should abort her babies. She knew she wanted to give the girls a fighting chance to live, but the odds are stacked against them.

“The latest statistics reveal conjoined twins occur once in every 200,000 births. Forty to 60% of conjoined twins are stillborn, while 35% survive only one day,” according to USA Today.

McCullough’s surgery is scheduled for this week in Aurora, Colo. Before she left, friends in Minnesota threw a “prayer shower” for her babies, seeking the Lord’s help in the challenging days ahead. She is currently living at the Ronald McDonald House near the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where her twins will undergo the surgery to separate them.

The Minnesotan, who is already the mother of a 6-year-old son, Tristan, said: “There are few things sacred in life, your children will always make the top of that list, and of those few things sacred in life, they are always worth fighting for, even if you lose the battle.”

McCullough served 8 years in the Army and is now a captain in the Army Reserves; she likened her commitment to Hannah and Olivia to that of her soldiers. “I will never leave a fallen solider. Why don’t my kids deserve that same kind of commitment?” she wrote on her GoFundMe page.

h/t: IJReview

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Planned Parenthood Butchery Revealed; Have We Had Enough Yet?

Americans have been horrified by the new depths of butchery and depravity – at the hands of Planned Parenthood – revealed in the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. At this writing, four of them have been revealed; and at least half a dozen more are on the way. The most recent release was in defiance of a California judge’s order forbidding it. CMP knows it is both illegal and unconstitutional to suppress speech in America before it has been spoken. Instead of wringing their hands or depending on the uncertain future of an appeal, they invoked the doctrine of prior restraint with their own hands. Their exercise of their constitutional rights without awaiting the permission of a contemptible judge dares that judge to hold them in contempt. Yeah!

But what is on those videos should be of far greater concern to decent people – regardless of their belief. It begins with Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical research, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, pricing human baby body parts. She was crass enough to demand enough to support purchasing a luxury car. She is a medical doctor who takes an oath to “do no harm” practicing medicine. Does she think it harmless to harvest human hearts or livers for research once the human has been killed?

PP head Cecile Richards apologized for the uncompassionate tone displayed by Nucatola. Richards went on to complain that the video was heavily edited, even though the unedited three-hour version was posted on the same site at the same time. She decried the secretive recording, even though nobody complained that Mitt Romney’s remarks about the “47% who don’t pay income taxes” were secretly recorded. (Romney is not pro-abortion.) But to turn the old rhetorical dodge on its head, it is not the way she said it, Ms. Richards; it is what she said…and what she admits she does.

A second video featured another PP doctor describing a “less crunchy” method of aborting babies so as to protect the integrity of the organs to be harvested. This one even admits to postponing the abortion as long as possible in order to facilitate greater development of the organs in question. Kristen Powers quotes her colleague, Michael Wear: “It should bother us as a nation that we have use for aborted human organs but not the baby that provides them.”

It should bother us even more – if that be possible – that these butchers receive half a billion taxpayer dollars each year – and that is from the feds alone. Since the revelations contained in the videos, three states – of fifty – have defunded Planned Parenthood. At least three criminal investigations are underway into state and federal laws broken by the trafficking of human body parts. Meanwhile, the US Senate failed to agree with the House on a resolution to defund the behemoth at the federal level, although a majority of senators voted ‘aye.’ It is an irony of Senate rules – at best – that it takes a larger majority to bring a measure to a vote than to merely pass it once brought to a vote.

Planned Parenthood has been exposed as the monster it is more times than I can count on my fingers. Counselors have been filmed advising human traffickers on how to obtain abortions for underage girls and avoid prosecution; avoiding charges for rape and other kinds of violence have been exposed. The reality that two thirds of PP clinics are located in black neighborhoods, coupled with founder Margaret Sanger’s well-known views on eugenics and a society free of minority members, is on the record. None of these revelations have generated sufficient outrage to bring PP down. Is it time at long last for consequences?

One thing is clear. Once again, there is no such thing as a victimless crime. We delude ourselves that abortion – like prostitution – is a voluntary act and so of no real harm. We pretend the baby is not human-like; we pretend the prostitute is not coerced by her handlers. Reality is when we break a natural yet God-given law – like thou shalt do no murder – there are always consequences; and there are always more victims and more broken covenants just down the road. We Americans were placed into history by a God of blessing and not of cursing. We can – led by the Body of Christ – right a wrong foisted on us by a rogue Supreme Court in 1973. That is a blessing from God Himself. Or we can push our heads down a bit further into the sand. But if we do, we curse ourselves with the sand choking us from within our own mouths.

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