Mum Amber Casey was 20 weeks pregnant when the issue of aborting her baby was raised twice with her after it was discovered her baby’s heart wasn’t developing properly.
Determined not to end the life of her baby, Amber continued with the pregnancy and gave birth to baby Orton. After he was born, doctors discovered his heart condition had vanished and hailed it a miracle.
Orton is now a healthy, happy little baby and his mum has decided to talk publicly about the trauma she experienced and the discussion surrounding abortion. Amber who is from Hertfordshire, said she knew something was wrong, but nothing prepared her for what she was told. She is thrilled that her baby turned out to be perfectly healthy.
It has become accepted practice for healthcare workers to raise the issue of abortion in these kinds of situations, oftentimes when it’s the last thing on the minds of parents. It amounts to healthcare workers making value judgements of the value of a baby’s life which they have absolutely no entitlement to do. This is an issue we need to keep talking about in order to empower parents to resist the subtle and sometimes not so subtle pressure to opt for an abortion.