Mother Who Said No to Abortion Welcomes Quadruplets

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 24, 2013   |   6:07PM   |   Houston, TX

A Houston television station has the story of a mother who rejected abortion and has given birth to quadruplets. Shontae Minor and Khristian Rohena have chosen life for their four precious children rather than kill any of them in abortion.

The couple named the quadruplets: Yandel Louis, Yariel Raphael, Orion Rico and Ryan Nico.

“Shontae Minor and Khristian Rohena generously welcomed all four of their babies on Tuesday morning. The quadruplets were conceived naturally without the aid of fertility treatments and in spite of their father, a U.S. Army veteran, being presumed sterile by doctors.  Minor was encouraged by her physicians to abort half of her babies due to risks associated with carrying multiples,” says Lauren Enriquez of Texas Right to Life.

She continued:  “However, said that, even though this unplanned pregnancy would be difficult, ‘God gave me these kids for a reason, so I’m not going to abort.’ Except for baby Orion, who was using a feeding tube as of Tuesday, all four of the babies are healthy. We hope to see more stories like these in the coming months as the tide continues to turn in favor of LIFE.”

From the story:

Minor reached this multiple-birth pregnancy without fertility treatments. Twins run on both sides of their family, but the chances of what’s happened to them are one in a million.

She said the pregnancy was unplanned, and so was the birth of her first son, Khristian Jr.



Rohena is an Iraq War veteran who was medically discharged. He served in the U.S. Army for five years.

He said doctors told him he was sterile after an accident during surgery. He was told he would never have children.

The babies, who were delivered via C-section, are doing fine, Rohena said. As of Tuesday evening three of them were eating normally. Orion inhaled fluid when exiting the womb, so doctors had to insert a tube in his lungs, said the dad.

Photo Credit: Eric Gonzales / KENS 5