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Parents share powerful stories about choosing life for babies with devastating diagnoses with BlazeTV's Allie Beth Stuckey
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Parents share powerful stories about choosing life for babies with devastating diagnoses with BlazeTV's Allie Beth Stuckey

Allie Beth Stuckey, an outspoken Christian and pro-life advocate who hosts "Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey" on BlazeTV, took to social media, asking for the opportunity to honor parents who made the brave choice to give their unborn babies life despite devastating prenatal diagnoses.

Stuckey's tweet came in response to the story of Kate Cox, a 31-year-old Texas woman going to great lengths for the chance to kill her unborn child via abortion. Cox's unborn child has been diagnosed with full trisomy 18, or Edwards' syndrome, a genetic condition which, though survivable, leads to death within one year in 90% of cases.

New pro-life laws in Texas protecting the unborn do not permit abortion in cases of fetal anomaly. The lone exception to the heartbeat bill is "a life-threatening physical condition aggravated by, caused by, or arising from a pregnancy that places the [mother] at risk of death or poses a serious risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function unless the abortion is performed or induced." Cox has argued that carrying her child to term may threaten her future fertility.

On Monday, the state supreme court determined that Cox could not legally obtain an abortion in Texas. Pro-life laws there "reflect the policy choice that the Legislature has made, and the courts must respect that choice," the court said in its decision. Cox has reportedly decided to head out of state to have an abortion elsewhere.

While the court's ruling focused mainly on the nuances of the statute, Stuckey decided to focus on the importance of valuing all human life, including unborn babies, such as Kate Cox's child, who may have a traumatic condition.

"It is possible to treat bab[ies] with fatal diagnoses with dignity," Stuckey tweeted on Wednesday. "Parents do it every day. They deliver them, hold them, and tell them that they love them, allowing the baby to die in their arms. "

Stuckey then invited parents with such stories to share them with her on X, "[w]ith a photo if you're willing."

Users did not disappoint. Stuckey's post has been flooded with stories of all sorts, some of hopeful perseverance, others of heartbreaking loss, all with the joy and love that comes with the gift of life:

As of Wednesday afternoon, Stuckey's post has 1,700 likes and over 100 comments, many of which agree with Stuckey's call to treat fatally ill babies "with dignity" by allowing them to pass away naturally, surrounded by loved ones, not at the hands of an abortionist.

Stuckey also directed users to Abel Speaks, an organization dedicated to assisting "parents who have chosen to carry a child with a life-limiting diagnosis."

"Every child’s life can be beautiful and meaningful, no matter the length," the organization's website reads. "On this road where you never thought you’d find yourself, you are not alone. We are here to walk with you."

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Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil

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Cortney Weil is a senior editor for Blaze News.
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