Here at LifeNews we have reported countless times on pregnant moms and their battles with doctors who want them to have an abortion when they are pregnant with multiple babies.
In the UK, a mother who is pregnant with quadruplets has rejected the suggestion from her doctors that she have an abortion in order for one or more of the babies to survive. It appears all four babies will survive now that she has reached 30 weeks pregnancy.
A GRANDMOTHER-of-eight set to become the UK’s oldest mum of quads has defied odds to reach 30 weeks pregnant – and is now booked in for her c-section.
The Sun revealed how Tracey Britten, 50, is expecting three girls – two of whom will be identical twins – and a boy after spending £7,000 on IVF treatment in Cyprus.
Now, against all odds, Tracey – already a gran of eight – will reach 30 weeks tomorrow in her pregnancy, despite doctors saying there was “no way” she’d make the milestone.
Doctors said the babies could come “anytime now” but have booked her in for a c-section at the start of November. But she said her birth is so unusual, the babies will have to be split up immediately after birth, with two sent to a different hospital.
Tracey said she “doesn’t care” what her critics have to say, and has longed for another child since an abortion she regrets having 11 years ago.
Doctors suggested she reduce the number of babies she is carrying through selective abortion, but after consulting forums, discussing
with her family, and even speaking to experts in America, she decided to keep all four.
She’s now having scans every week and plans to raise the children in her rented three-bed home, with husband Stephen.
Women carrying multiple unborn babies sometimes are encouraged to abort one or more of them, supposedly to decrease the risks to the other siblings. Sometimes, doctors do this by selectively aborting an unborn baby or babies whose health is poorer, while other times they simply abort the unborn baby or babies who are easiest to reach in the womb.
Fortunately, the Slattery children had parents who believed that each one of their lives is valuable.
Amelia, Lily-Grace, Mollie and Lucas were born in May 2014 after 32 weeks in the womb; each weighed between 2 pounds and 4 pounds, according to the report.
“They are definitely little miracles and we still can’t believe we got four babies all at once,” their mother said. “All of them love school and as they wear a uniform now it makes it a lot easier as trying to think of four outfits for them every day takes a long time.”