Skip to comments.Baby Faith Dies at 93 Days – Doctors Had Pressured Mother to Abort
Posted on 05/27/2009 1:23:06 PM PDT by wagglebee
MONCTON, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) Myah Walker has described the time from her daughters birth up until this past Saturday, May 23, as the best 93 days of my life. Faith Hope Walker, the baby about whom LifeSiteNews had previously reported, passed away peacefully this weekend in the arms of her mother, a 23 year-old student living in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Myah, who maintained a weblog of her daughters life, wrote on Saturday, She looked up at me and opened her beautiful eyes, and I realized what was happening. I told her to go with Jesus. I told her that I loved her and that it was ok, that I would meet her in Heaven.
Faith was born with a condition called anencephaly, in which a portion of the childs brain fails to fully develop. With the prevalence in the medical community of eugenic abortion, the great majority of such children are not allowed to live until birth.
Myah has said that she was pressured by hospital staff to have Faith killed before birth via abortion. Doctors told her that Faith was alive only because "she was attached" to her mother and that even if she survived to birth, she would be neither able to hear nor see.
Myah, a believing Christian, was told by doctors that she could continue the pregnancy without risk, "Or, I could choose to induce early to terminate the pregnancy."
She wrote, For some reason I had to give the doctors my decision over and over again, which was frustrating. One doctor asked, 'Can I ask why you want to continue this pregnancy?' I guess some people are baffled by unconditional love.
When the baby was born, she was apparently able to both see and hear and suffered no health problems other than anencephaly. No medication was required in Faiths daily care and she was able to breastfeed, although she also received nutrition through a tube.
As a lethal foetal anomaly, anencephaly is widely considered justification for abortion or early induction of birth, even by some Catholic ethicists.
As LifeSiteNews.com has reported, Fr. Michael Prieur, the chief ethicist for the diocese of London in Ontario, Canada has justified the procedure for lethal foetal anomaly in his work at St. Josephs Catholic Hospital in London. He wrote in a June 1997 paper that the hospital had been using early induction for children diagnosed with anencephaly since 1985.
Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Baby Named Faith Defies Doctor's Predictions for Anencephaly and Thrives 6 Weeks after Birth
Exclusive: Twenty Years of Eugenic Abortion at Ontario Catholic Hospital
Rest in Peace Baby Faith and Prayers for Your Wonderful Family!
As devastating as it is to lose a child, this sweet mommy
will always cherish the memories of holding her precious
baby as she went to be with Jesus.
Okay - so now I’m leaving work with tears in my eyes...
My heart weeps for this woman and her child. The wonderful thing is she and her child probably had more of lifetime in their short period together than most people alive today.
God bless her and her little girl.
Thanks Les, I know that you are fully aware of what this wonderful family is going through.
Wow didnt expect getting that choked up.
My now 30yr old son was stillborn and revived on that date 30yrs ago.
Always a day of reflection and celebration for us.
Right in there with Christmas and Easter.
God rest Baby Faiths soul.
and many parents are killing perfectly healthy babies so they can save money.
Good people are so rare I don’t think that love stands any chance against the inhumanity.
Pass the tissues, please..........wow.
I read somewhere here awhile back that there are not many downsyndrome kids in Canada due to the choice of abortion.
Made me ponder if that is true for other types of disibilities too. And in America also.
I like your tagline.
Most Down Syndrome babies in the United States are also murdered.
This thread needed a tissue alert.
I agree, few statements have ever affected me like that one.
I’ll second that tissue alert motion.
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