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After having been advised to abort her first two children due to both social and medical reasons (which she refused), Heather Hobbs was heartbroken to learn that doctors wanted to abort her third child as well. At around 24 weeks gestation, Hobbs was experiencing a nagging feeling that something wasn’t right with her preborn son.
“They found a dark hole, a black hole in his stomach,” explained Hobbs who lives in Oregon. “They sent me to the maternal fetal medicine specialists with a better, more clear ultrasound. They found a big black hole with stuff inside of it. They didn’t know what it was either.”
Hobbs was told there was a high risk of infection for both her and her baby if the pocket ruptured, and that he likely wasn’t going to survive. If she didn’t abort, they said, she could die too.
“They gave a less than one percent chance that he would live if that happened,” she explained. “They strongly suggested aborting. I told them I couldn’t do it. I told them I was willing to take on the risk if they would be willing to just keep him alive.”The doctors agreed but were sure to provide consent papers for Hobbs to sign indicating that she was going against their advice. This freed them of any liability should she die.
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