Doctors Recommended I Be Aborted: Look At Me Now!


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.

Brittany HebertThe 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.

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  • ValLynn

    So glad your parents chose life! Goes to show even doctors can be wrong. Good luck and god bless!!

  • Mapalmer

    We were told the same thing about our daughter, that she had a heart condition that would most likely kill her within five minutes of birth, plus they told us she probably had Downs Syndrome or Trisomy 18 and we should abort. My O.B. made it clear I had other children and it would be fine. We said no and left in tears because she adamantly refused to hear us say no. I had an amnio done and found that she didn’t have either genetic defect…but she did have something wrong we found out after she was born that she has the worst form of spina bifida. My daughter walks, talks and does things that defy what doctors expect of her, most people looking at her can’t tell she is has a birth defect unless they see the scars on her back from surgeries.

    I often wonder how many children are aborted because they believe what their doctors tell them. Let go and let God take over. Everyone deserves a chance at life and special needs children are the most awesome ones I’ve ever encountered in my life. My daughter is the light of my life and I love her dearly and I would never consider an abortion ever.

    • JohnoftheNorth

      God bless you and your family.

  • Corinne

    “Life is Worth Living” as stated by The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen!
    I am proud of my Catholic Identity! We Catholics have so much fun and
    joy! Please join us and celebrate the gift of life because “Life is a
    Blessing” and “Every Life is a Gift” the is our true purpose and
    mission as Christians for Christ.

  • Lynda

    Everyone has the basic right not to be killed no matter how healthy or not healthy he may be, no matter how able or disabled he is, no matter how long or short a time he is would otherwise be expected to live.

  • Lynda

    Amniocentesis is a very dangerous and unnecessary operation to carry out. The invasion of the amniotic sac and withdrawal of fluid causes many babies to die.

  • dwarf

    It seems like doctors make these things up all the time just to promot abortion.

  • willowsprite

    Why do so many doctors think that they have the right to judge whether or not a person will have a “normal” life? Can they see into the future? And even if they could, whatever the person’s life is like can be judged by them of being worthy or not to live? What hubris!

    My brother-in-law is confined to a wheelchair, never walked, and needs to be fed, bathed, and clothed. So, in a doctor’s terms he’s not “normal.” (Whatever that means!) He’s a teacher, and also is the most intelligent, positive, and witty man I’ve ever met. But just because he is physically disabled doesn’t make him less of a person and worthy of death.