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Parents choose life for son, rejecting abortion advice

THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE

A couple have shared the incredible story of how they rejected abortion and chose life for their son, after he was diagnosed with spina bifida.

At 20 weeks of pregnancy, Catherine and Paul Harper were told that their son Benjamin was unlikely to be able to walk, and may be born with his head deformed to twice its normal size.

Catherine said: “Does that change how much we’re going to love him? No.”

Catherine and Paul, from New Zealand, refused to have an abortion and Benjamin was born after doctors carried out ground-breaking spinal surgery in the womb.

The surgery had never before been carried out on a baby from New Zealand.

Crucially, it could not be done after 25 weeks of pregnancy.

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