Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Here’s the Face of the 20-Week Abortion Ban Debate

Kelsey Harkness
The Daily Signal

At 29 years old, Danielle Pickering was faced with an impossible decision: Save her own life, or that of her unborn son.

“We chose not to let them induce me to save his life, at the risk of my life,” Danielle told The Daily Signal, referencing her experience with a life-threatening condition that threatened her own life, and that of her unborn child.

Today, Micah is three years old with big brown eyes and perfectly shaped curls.

He faces minor chronic lung disease, asthma, and has a slight speech delay. Other than that, his parents call him “absolutely normal”—with one exception.

“He loves to vacuum, help me clean, [and] he loves to help me take the clothes out of the dryer,” laughed Danielle.

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Kelsey Harkness is a news producer at The Daily Signal.

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