Doctors Advised Her Parents to Abort Their Severely Disabled Baby, She’s Born Healthy

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 11, 2016   |   10:26AM   |   Washington, DC

First, doctors said their unborn daughter would be born with her intestines outside of her body. Then, they said her legs and feet were deformed. A third time, they said the unborn baby girl had a genetic disorder and would die soon after birth.

Little Olivia-Jax’s parents said no three times when doctors encouraged them to abort her. And, as it turns out, the doctors were wrong. Today, Olivia-Jax is a healthy 7-month-old baby girl, and her amazing story has become famous on social media.

Her story, which her father posted on his Facebook page, reads:

“Hi, I’m Jax. Doctors tried to bully my parents into aborting me three times. They said my intestines were out of my body – my momma and daddy wouldnt let them. They said my legs and feet were deformed and not worth the mothers risk – my momma and daddy wouldnt let them. Then they said i had Trisomy 18 and wouldnt live outside of the womb – and my mommy and daddy wouldnt let them. Daddy said he didnt believe them- he said their evidence was pathetic -daddy said I was fine. My mommy agreed. And went against the will and advice of the top doctors of their field “high risk pregnancy”. I was born a month early – i’m in the 95+% for everything – my hands and feet are perfect – my tummy is just like it is supposed to be – i dont have an extra 18th chromosome- I’m almost 7months old now because i was born a month early and – I’m fine. My name is Olivia-Jax not fetus not human tissue. I’m a little girl that my mommy and daddy didnt give up on – and I’m fine”

On Tuesday afternoon, the story was shared by almost 125,000 people.

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Targeting unborn babies with disabilities has become a pervasive problem in the U.S. With the increase in prenatal testing, parents often are encouraged to have abortions based on the results. However, the results sometimes are wrong. The heartbreaking results of Stanford University research found that at least three women aborted their babies after prenatal test showed the babies had disabilities – only to find out later that their babies would have been born healthy.

Even if babies do have disabilities, they still should have the right to life. Abortion advocates try to claim that aborting unborn babies with disabilities or fatal conditions is compassionate because it prevents the child from suffering. However, they fail to acknowledge that an abortion kills that child, often brutally; and our society does not kill born children with disabilities because they are suffering. Unborn babies should be no different.

Many families are bucking the trend and refusing to abort their unborn babies, no matter what their diagnoses. Stories like Olivia-Jax’s are shining light on the truth that every child, born and unborn, no matter what their abilities, should be granted a right to life.