Refuses to Abort her Twins
Missy Davert's Facebook Photo
This week it was reported that a recent episode of 'Facing Life Head
On', the weekly US pro-lifeTV show, has been nominated for a regional
Emmy award. The episode, 'Little Miracles', tells the story of Missy
Davert, a woman only two feet, eleven inches tall, who successfully
gave birth to twins. Missy also has a condition called osteogenesis
imperfecta, brittle bone disease.
The episode is very moving. While pregnant Missy knew that as her
children grew there was a high possibility that they would put her life
at risk by interferring with her heart or lungs. Missy met with several
doctors who advised her to abort at least one of her children. This was
never an option that she was prepared to consider and she was greatly
relieved when she met Dr Daniel Wechter, a specialist in crisis
pregnancies, who committed to helping her through her pregancy.
Reflecting on her pregnancy Missy says:
God gave us both of these beuatiful children. I
look at them
today and think: which one of them wouldn't have been here if we'd made
Her reflection evokes the beautiful testimony of Andrea Bocelli, the
famous classical singer, whose mother was advised to have an abortion.
Missy and her husband Ken will be forever grateful to the incredible
care they received from Dr Wechter during the course of their
pregnancy. Dr Wechter is a fantastic example to doctors and other
medical professionals, who are coming under increasing pressure to
practice their profession according to the prevailing anti-life
principles of our time.
Missy and Ken's children, Austin and Michaela, are now eleven years
old. They share their mother's similar courageous embrace of life.
Michaela and Austin are both honour-roll students and Austin uses his
spare time to fly aeroplanes!
to watch this remarkable story.
Contact: John Smeaton
Source: SPUC Blog
Publish Date: June 11, 2010
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