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Parents Would Have Preferred To Kill Their Baby

Posted by Corrina Gura (March 10, 2011 at 10:36 am)
Danielle and Robb Deaver tell their story to the Des Moines Register.

Danielle and Robb Deaver tell their story to the Des Moines Register.

I don’t want to minimize the pain of Danielle and Robb Deaver at the loss of their baby Elizabeth.

But I do want to direct people to this story simply because I cannot wrap my head around the logic being used by the Deavers (and others) who are upset that they weren’t allowed to murder their 22-week old unborn baby.

Parents Told Baby Likely Won’t Survive Outside the Womb

According to her testimony in an online video, Danielle Deaver’s water broke when her baby was 22-weeks old in utero. She explains that her doctor stated the baby would not continue to develop properly inside the womb because she wouldn’t have enough room to grow. (They seem to be describing a condition known as Oligohydramnios, low amniotic fluid, or Anhydramnios, no fluid. A doctor describes those situations here.)

The doctor gave them a less than 2% chance that her baby could survive and have “any quality of life” (2:16), and “we just couldn’t do that” to the baby or to themselves. They asked the doctor to help them “put an end to this nightmare” and the doctor said he couldn’t, blaming the Nebraska law. He told them there was “nothing” he could do to help them. [Continue reading …]

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