The pro-life movement doesn’t just have science on its side. It also has heart.
During Fox & Friends Thursday, co-host Ainsley Earhardt turned to the viral story of a mother who penned a “powerful message” to the doctor that suggested she abort her baby with Down syndrome. Earhardt invited the mother, Courtney Baker, on the show with her now 15-month-old daughter Emersyn (Emmy).
“You were so very wrong to say a baby with Down syndrome would decrease our quality of life… So my prayer is that no other mommy will have to go through what I did. My prayer is that you, too, will now see true beauty and pure love with every sonogram.”
“She is just so sweet!” Earhardt exclaimed to Courtney when she first appeared on camera with little Emmy.
As Emmy waved at the camera, Baker spoke out against abortion.
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“We knew we were going to keep her,” she said of Emmy, even though she was “terrified” when she first discovered her daughter had Down syndrome.
With the help of her letter, Baker wanted the doctor see past the “misconception that there’s no value in the life” of someone with Down syndrome.
Because, as Baker put it, Emmy is “changing the world.”
“[T]hese babies are so – so precious and I want every – not just all the doctors to know that, I want all the mommies to know that, that are pregnant right now who are in that – making that decision,” Baker added.
While Baker was a “little afraid,” she “absolutely fell in love” with Emmy the first night following her birth.
“[T]his has been the best year of my life by far,” she said of Emmy. “She’s brought so much joy to – to me and to so many other people.”
Baker described Emmy’s personality as “hilarious,” “smart” and “fun” – as well as a baby who has changed the lives of her entire family.
“She’s really grown our faith,” Baker said of Emmy’s impact on herself, her husband and her two older daughters. “She’s grown us as people.”
Because of Emmy, Baker’s oldest daughter wants work with special needs children and both of her daughters want to adopt babies with Down syndrome.
“It’s changed who they’re going to be,” Baker said. “It’s changed the trajectory of their lives. And, they’re proud of her. And they’re better people – we’re better people because of her.”
Baker also had a message for pregnant women who might find themselves in a similar position as she once was:
“That little baby inside of you is going to change the world. It’s going to change your world. It’s – you know, I really felt like my life was over. And my life just started. And, you know, your life is just beginning and that’s the – the greatest, it’s the greatest thing in the world.”