Baby Faith Dies at 93 Days – Doctors Had
Pressured Mother to Abort Anencephalic Daughter
Faith Hope Walker
Myah Walker has described the time from her daughter’s 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 daughter’s 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 child’s 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 Faith’s 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
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. Joseph’s
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.
Contact: Hilary White
Date: May 27, 2009
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