My experience of being pregnant with cancer is that being pro-life is not a death sentence for a pregnant woman with cancer or her unborn child. Many cite “life of the mother” as a reason for abortion. Many of the times “life of the mother” is cited, abortion is not in the woman’s best interest. Research has shown that pregnant women with cancer who keep their baby have a better survival rate than their counterparts who abort. Regardless, abortion is definitely not ever in the baby’s best interest.
When I refused to have an abortion while I battled cancer with chemotherapy, I struggled through fear, depression and acute distress for more than 20 weeks. Thanks to constant intercession, my baby, Rachel, was born healthy with no side affects from the powerful chemicals which had killed the tumor. God answered our prayers with a miracle, a perfect baby.
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