I’ll start off by admitting the obvious: I am by no means a mind blowing photographer. A lengthy scroll through my 1600 Instagram photos, if you dare, will tell the tale of improvement; although thar still be plenty hastily taken … Continue reading
My friend shared this link with me this morning. Go on, click on the title, watch the video, if not, at least some of it.
I like photography. I am a passionate pro-lifer. So one could assume that I’d be a fan of photographed births. But oddly enough, I’m not comfortable with that idea for my own births. I view giving birth as one of the most intimate events life offers and I ignorantly assume the photographer will take photos of my bum, which of course no one wants to see.
But this story is one for the documentation. Not that all births are not. But this one is more precious to behold because the parents chose life in the face of hearing that their baby is “not compatible with life”, when, as Rick Santorum has shared with media during his presidential campaign, “Almost 100 percent of Trisomy 18 children are encouraged to be aborted”
This is one of those stories for the opposers who turn the human being into a “thing” touting, ”IT WON’T HAVE A GOOD LIFE” “WHO WOULD LOVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT?” ”WHO WOULD WANT TO HAVE THE STRESS OF TAKING CARE OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN THEIR FAMILY?” ”THEY WOULDN’T HAVE A NORMAL LIFE” “IT’S MORE COMPASSIONATE TO JUST KILL IT.” ”IT’S BETTER OFF DEAD!”
This story is physical proof of love and faith. This is a story to say to anyone who can’t get it through their minds that not everything can be controlled by man and that even when the doctors tell us the worst of news, a miracle is still possible. One only needs to have faith as tiny as a mustard seed.
How could there be regret in that?
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” –Jacques Deval
This doctor also delivered my first son. So there I had a very emotional connection to the story. <3