Mother 5 Months Pregnant Decides at Last Minute Not to Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 10, 2015   |   10:46AM   |   Albuquerque, NM

A Texas mother has decided at the last minute not to abort her baby simply because the unborn child has been diagnosed as supposedly having Down syndrome.

As LifeNews reported on Tuesday, a woman who is 5 months pregnant was planning to travel from Texas to New Mexico yesterday for a late-term abortion.

Local New Mexico-based pro-life advocate Tara Shaver told LifeNews she was contacted by the pro-life community in Lubbock, Texas this past weekend about the woman and her husband and their plans to have an abortions. Shaver was concerned that the Christian church the couple attends in Texas is counseling them to have an abortion, or at least defending the decision because the baby is disabled.

Today, Shaver tells LifeNews that a friend of the family informed her the couple has decided to choose life and keep their baby.

“LIFE!!!! We have heard from a reliable source that the Lubbock family is choosing to continue the life of their baby girl,” the friend told Shaver. “Praying this is true! Please pray that God pulls them close through all of this. Oh, to see them hold this sweet baby girl when she is born! I know God will send them all the help they need with the challenges they will face with her health. Praise Jesus!”

Shaver said the turnaround is an indication that prayer works to change hearts and minds.

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“We thank God for the conviction that alone comes from His Holy Spirit and rejoice tonight with our brothers and sisters all across the nation who stood with us as a voice for this baby girl. We are thankful to see the response from people like you who are serious about being the church and standing for life. Thank you for your emails to church leadership in Lubbock, Texas. Please keep this family in your prayers,” she emailed

The percentage of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome before birth and who eventually become victims of abortions is outlandishly high. Studies show somewhere in the neighborhood of 70-90 percent of unborn babies with Down syndrome are victimized by abortions. Abortion has ultimately wiped out about 30% percent of the Down syndrome community.