A Mother's Love: Michigan Woman Dies After Choosing Her Baby's Life Over Her Own
Conservatism is all about morality. Abortion is just about the least moral thing the left champions as a 'right'. Nobody has the 'right' to kill an unborn innocent child.
Many conservatives, including noted commentator Ben Shapiro, take a firm stance against abortion except in cases that would threaten the life of the mother. In a speech earlier this year, Shapiro explained his position:
The hypothetical scenario Shapiro describes played out for Michigan resident Carrie DeKlyen. A deeply faithful Christian, DeKlyen was stricken with terminal brain cancer in April while pregnant.
Chemotherapy would've killed DeKlyen's baby, so she made a selfless decision, refusing treatment so her child might live.
Just one day after giving birth to a premature girl, DeKlyen passed away earlier today, surrounded by loved ones. One of her final messages was directed to her husband, Nick: "I'll see you in heaven."
Doctors say that the timing of Life Lynn DeKlyen's birth couldn't have been more perfect — at 24 weeks old, this is the stage of development where a baby is considered 'viable,' with a good chance of survival outside of the womb.
Life Lynn is doing better than expected and, thanks to neonatal intensive care, is gaining weight and "almost breathing on her own," according to Nick.
Of course, where there is good there is also evil. Leftists began commenting on DeKlyen's decision, suggesting her decision shouldn't have been her own to make.
One user suggested that her husband should have had her "declared incompetent, take legal guardianship of her, and tell the docs to give her the chemo," adding "that's what any man who loves his wife would have done."
Another user derided DeKlyen's sacrifice, saying that "at the point when she could have terminated her pregnancy, we're talking about a clump of cells, not a baby."
At 24 weeks old, a baby has doubled in size. The nervous system is rapidly maturing and the brain has developed sensory capabilities — the baby can now hear sounds outside the womb. Soft cartilage has become bone and some babies suck their thumbs at this stage. The lungs have been formed and the mother will feel the baby flexing and kicking now. It is a human life, and those that advocate its death are evil.
Bless Carrie DeKlyen, for faithful in the face of death, she chose Life. May she rest in peace.
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