Last year when Mindy Danison shared photos of her miscarried babies on Facebook, she did not realize how many lives her tiny children would touch.
Danison tragically miscarried three unborn babies, but she and her husband found some solace in their grief when they were able to see two of their three babies after they died, LiveAction News reported last year. Baby Annabelle was miscarried at about 8 weeks, 5 days, and baby Riley was miscarried at about 7 ½ weeks. The Danisons were able to hold their tiny babies, and later had their bodies cremated, according to the report.
The Danisons also took photos of their babies and shared them on Facebook to demonstrate how valuable their babies’ lives were. The photos show Riley and Annabelle were more than just “clumps of cells” – they both had developing heads, eyes, fingers and toes.
“The incredible view of life in the early stages,” Danison said in 2015. “Those stages the doctors told me my baby was just clots and tissue. They told me I wouldn’t see him, I wouldn’t tell it’s a boy. […] How can they tell me this child, my baby, was not a baby?”
“We are lied to daily by our people who went to school [to be doctors], who say they know what’s best for us,” she continued. “We, as parents, need to do research ourselves. I want my photos to be seen by as many eyes as possible. My photos are from love. These children […] deserve to live on through the eyes of the world to see the true beauty, the amazing creation of God, and to help in any way they can, whether that be hanging these photos up in every single abortion clinic and making it mandatory to view them.”
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Since then, the Danisons said God has used their babies’ lives to touch many other people. They told Live Action News:
These two innocent and short lives helped change hearts and minds about abortion. Since their stories spread across the world, Danison has received both praise and criticism for the choice to show images of what her preborn children (and all preborn children) really look like. But the positive feedback has far overshadowed the negative.
“I have had a lot of people message me and tell me that their story has inspired them to not abort their child,” explains Danison. “I’ve also had many more tell me they have lost babies around the same time and they didn’t get to say goodbye, and seeing Riley and Annabelle, and their photos helped them find peace and helped them know they were not crazy because not only have medical providers kept the truth far from our faces and minds but they have made so many parents – both men and women – feel like they were not allowed to grieve and be sad and cry because [they told the parents the baby] wasn’t anything but ‘clots and tissue’.”
Most abortions in the U.S. kill unborn babies around the same stage that Riley and Annabelle were. Their tiny lives are exposing the truth that hundreds of thousands of babies just like them are killed every year at the hands of abortionists.
Though their babies’ deaths were tragic, the Danisons take comfort in knowing that God had a purpose for their babies’ lives.