Every year, preborn Texas children with health challenges and projected disabilities experience pervasive discrimination.
This harsh reality substantiates the need for greater protection of preborn children with potential disabilities.
Part of the Texas Abolition Strategy (TAS), a Pro-Life Priority which lays out a permanent, legal way to abolish abortion, is the Preborn NonDiscrimination measure. When passed, the Preborn NonDiscrimination measure within TAS will prohibit discriminatory abortions performed on account of race, gender, or suspected disability.
Greg and Rochelle Degeyter are a Texas couple who have experienced this type of discrimination, which occurred during Rochelle’s pregnancy with twins Kenan and Nicolette.
Baby Kenan was projected to have scoliosis, which doctors attributed to intrauterine growth restriction. At Rochelle’s 31-week prenatal imaging appointment, however, the ultrasound revealed new frightening details about Kenan’s health.
In addition to scoliosis, doctors detected curved long bones, a misshapen head, and leg growth that had not surpassed the second percentile.
Like clockwork, the doctors raised the topic of abortion to Greg and Rochelle.
According to scientific research, twin babies are highly active at 31 weeks, tracking light and developing all five senses. At 31 weeks, babies are kicking their feet and sucking their tiny thumbs.
And yet, at 31 weeks, doctors would have spared one life and taken the other, all because of a suspected disability that they decided absolved the child’s life of all value.
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