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Doctors pressure mother to abort her child

by | Apr 3, 2023

By Sarah Terzo

Monique tells her story:

My husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby and we were thrilled. The day came for our 20 week scan, but after the ultrasound we were just left to wait.

After several hours of delay, we were finally taken to see a doctor. They said outright – “There are issues with your baby’s head and heart; would you like to terminate the pregnancy?”

Just like that; no warning, no leading up to it, no more information than “issues” just “your baby’s not perfect, do you want to abort them?”

I was in shock, I couldn’t answer; this morning we were coming to find out what we were having and now you want to kill my baby? We didn’t even find out if it was a boy or a girl.

When I could speak again I said “No, we don’t want to do that” and we were given a referral to see a specialist.

When we saw the specialist, he also asked me straight up – “Do you want to terminate the pregnancy?” I answered “No! We told the doctor on Friday we don’t want to. That’s why we’re here.”

He completely ignored my ‘no’: “You can do it easily for the next four weeks so you have to decide before then. It gets a lot harder but don’t worry, we can still do it.” For a third time I said “No. We’ve already decided.”

He ignored me and said, “I can refer you to Brisbane but it will be stressful and expensive so are you sure you don’t want to terminate the pregnancy?”

By this point I was in tears. I sobbed “I want to do everything we can for our baby,” and after ignoring us 3 times, the nasty doctor finally rang the Mater Mothers Hospital in Brisbane.

We were squeezed in for an appointment that evening where we were told that our darling child had a perfect little heart and that we were having a baby girl.

A few weeks later we hit 24 weeks. I was so inexplicably glad now that it was “much harder” to kill my baby. She was loved from the moment I saw those two pink lines and to be asked 4 times in 4 days, with three of those being in a row, if I wanted to terminate my child was the worst thing that had happened to me up to that point in my life.”

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.

Categories: Abortion