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The news that she was pregnant with their first child “would change the course of our future in the best way”

by | Sep 18, 2020

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Every so often, pop culture reaffirms the breathtaking beauty of life in a mother’s womb.

Reality television star Bindi Irwin recently lit up social media with a stunning photo of herself and her husband, Chandler Powell, holding a composite ultrasound photo while also hugging a koala and a baby kangaroo.

Irwin wrote, “The animal joeys we care for are excited to meet our human joey.”

She also noted, “Baby Wildlife Warrior is about the size of a hummingbird now!”

Meanwhile, her husband tweeted, “Our little human joey with some of our Australian Zoo joeys. Can’t wait for your baby to meet everyone in person. Being a dad is already the highlight of my life.”

Last month, Irwin announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child. At that time, she posted a photo of the couple holding a baby-size Australia Zoo uniform. “Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honor to share this special moment in our lives with you.

“Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really wanted you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter…We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us.”

Equally touching was the statement Irwin posted on Instagram, relating what it was like to find out she was pregnant.

“I took a test and ran into the kitchen where Chandler was making us tea. He didn’t hear me come in so I speechlessly watched him pouring the water into my most loved hedgehog mug. This news would change the course of our future in the best way. I started crying tears of pure joy and told my sweetheart husband that my test was positive.” 

Life-affirming social media posts such as these underscore the sacredness of the baby in the womb. They are captivating and hopeful, helping us to see the humanity of the most vulnerable among us.

Each and every preborn baby is Instagram-worthy and Pinterest-inspiring. Each deserves to be treasured in life and protected by the law. So many happy family endings are possible, if our society will live by this truth.

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