A mother who was encouraged to have an abortion recently took the time to reflect on the amazing gift of life that her daughter has had.
In late 2016, Demi Goodman found out she was pregnant. She was thrilled to hear about the pregnancy, but doctors gave her some devastating news after a 20-week scan: Her unborn baby girl had a serious condition in which only half of her heart was developing.
Doctors told Goodman that if she were to give birth, the baby’s brain could be damaged, she might never learn to walk, and she would need a series of heart operations to even survive.
“I couldn’t believe what I was being told. I was heartbroken. The doctor said it would probably be best to terminate the pregnancy,” Goodman said in an interview with The Christian Institute.
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Goodman decided to choose life for her child, and baby Beau was born in August 2017, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces.
“When I looked at her little face I fell in love,” Goodman said.
Baby Beau underwent open-heart surgery after she was born and further emergency surgeries at four months. In early 2018, she had another operation that went smoothly. Today, Beau is 14 months old and is walking and playing like any other child her age. Her mother said her baby girl is always smiling and laughing.
Beau’s mother is constantly grateful for choosing life for her daughter. “I’m glad I listened to my instincts and kept her safe. I’m so proud of her because she’s doing everything the doctors said she wouldn’t,” Goodman said.
Baby Beau is not only a miraculous bundle of joy for her family, but she also shows that doctors may not be the end-all, be-all say when it comes to their advice on abortion. Doctors may encourage parents to abort because the child may be sick, but children like Beau defy the odds every day.
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