In 2014, Michael Moloney was born at 26-weeks after doctors told his mother, Michelle, they should induce labor at 18-weeks as a way to “end the pregnancy.” This type of abortion is called an induced abortion and occurs when a baby is delivered prematurely with the expectation that the child will die upon delivery.
According to the Daily Mail, Michelle was told she was likely to miscarry within ten days if she refused their offer to induce labor.
Michelle said, “I felt my baby kick in the early hours. It was such a definite kick – the reassurance that every expectant mum longs for. Just a few hours later, my waters broke. I felt terrified. It was absolutely devastating. The baby was very scrunched up and very tiny. Doctors said they could either induce labour or let nature take its course in up to ten days. I could feel my baby move. There was no way I could go through with an induction.”
Miraculously, Michelle delayed labor for eight more weeks and Michael was delivered weighing 1Ib 12oz. He was born in the breech position and doctors battled for 20 minutes to revive him.
Michelle concluded, “Michael had lung damage. It was touch and go in the early days. He’s a miracle. I’m so thankful we have our little boy. We always consider the best interests of the baby.”
Thankfully, these days, 80% of babies born at 26-weeks can survive with the help of medical intervention. In fact, many of these preemies go on to live completely normal lives free of medical problems. After Michael was born he was cared for at University Hospital Coventry and now he is getting ready to celebrate his first birthday.
She said, “I was a registered nurse at a hospital in Chicago when, in 1999, I found out that they were involved in a late-term abortion procedure called induced labor abortion. This sometimes resulted in babies being aborted alive, and then left to die. I held a little abortion survivor for 45 minutes until he died, which was obviously life-changing. Then, eventually, I went public and got fired. I also testified for and helped pass the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.”