Guest blog post by Brittany Hebert.
My name is Brittany Hebert. I attended the March for Life in 2010 with my graduating class from St. Edmund High School in Eunice, Louisiana. It was an amazing, eye-opening experience for everyone. Because I attended a Catholic School, and I am Catholic, I have always been taught that life begins at conception; to end that life is murder. I strongly believe this with every fiber of my being.
The March for Life holds a very dear spot in my heart because of my abortion story. When my mom was pregnant for me, she went in for her normal checkup. Everything was fine until they did her ultrasound. She was 26 weeks pregnant. The doctor spotted a mass on my brain. The doctor immediately told my parents that they should have an abortion because there was no way I would ever live a normal life. My parents objected instantly, but because they were concerned, they decided to travel to Tulane Hospital in New Orleans to do an amniocentesis to know what to expect when I was born. A few weeks later my mom received a call from Tulane. The doctor explained that I was going to be Down Syndrome, if I survived long enough to be born. The mass on my brain had also grown, and was traveling down my spine. The doctor recommended an abortion again. My parents didn’t want to hear it. I was born October 24, 1991, 1 1/2 months premature. I stayed in the NICU for 2 months. There was no mass on my brain, and no abnormalities at all.
I am a healthy, happy, 23 year old. I am engaged to the most wonderful man I have ever known. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, and I am about to graduate in Elementary Education. I am blessed beyond measure.