Mom Rejects Abortion After Doctors Said Her Baby Would Have No Arms or Legs

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Mom Rejects Abortion After Doctors Said Her Baby Would Have No Arms or Legs

Katie Whiddon felt selfish for refusing to abort her unborn baby because he would be born without arms and legs. Like many expecting mothers who receive a poor prenatal diagnosis, she was made to feel that ending her baby’s life was more compassionate than letting him live with a disability.

Doctors told Katie her baby had no arms or legs, but she had peace when she chose life

Pregnant at 18 and in an abusive relationship, Katie Whiddon thought having a baby would save her from her boyfriend’s abuse. Then a difficult diagnosis led her down a dark path towards abortion before helping her find peace and joy in her life.

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“Finding out you’re pregnant at 18 is hard. You’re so young, unsettled, and no where near financially stable. But to find out the baby you’ve been carrying in your belly for the past 4.5 months never grew their arms below the elbows or any legs at all? Earth shattering.