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    Mom who carried her baby full term to donate organs says goodbye

    I don't know if we ever had a post about this-

    Mom who carried her baby full term to donate organs says hello and goodbye


    I think she and her family are amazing. But I really hope that's not later used by others as a cudgel to shame women's choices away from them. "Well, it's sad that your baby has a terminal diagnosis and we feel for you, but if you were really a nice person you would carry to term anyway so you can donate organs." What they did is an amazing act of grace and it should always be that way. I can see some far right legislators using this as a reason to continue to push for as many restrictions as possible.

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    They're stronger than I could be, and I am a huge supporter of organ donation. I would not think any less of someone who chose to terminate instead, that's too much for some of us to endure. Gad!
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    I always wonder what I would do in a situation like that.

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    Me, too. I've kept my donor registration signature on my license since I first got it at sixteen, but man.. Knowing I could spare my three year old that pain, about death, at least for a while.

    All I can say is there are some very fortunate families out there who are about to have their lives made, and that's amazing.

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    It's an exercise in thought only as I'll never be pregnant again, but since I'm personally opposed to abortion, I would carry the baby to term. Donating the organs, I could see myself doing that, but I doubt it would be my first thought at the news that my baby doesn't have a brain.

    That said, this may be a really stupid question, but how does a baby without a brain "kick away?" Isn't it the brain that causes that to happen, absent muscle twinges and whatnot?

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    You can have a brain stem without a brain, just enough to do some of the essentials without giving you any sort of real life..

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    Yes, of course. Duh. I knew there was a logical reason that was eluding me.

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    I think their choice is incredibly generous and gracious.

    Everyone should have a choice when they are pregnant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maurinsky View Post
    I think their choice is incredibly generous and gracious.

    Everyone should have a choice when they are pregnant.
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