The following video, only posted on YouTube 3 days ago, has already garnered over 300k views. It was made by aborting father Aaron Gouveia. While his wife was inside a Brookline, MA, mill getting an abortion, he took his cell phone outside to confront pro-life protesters…

Gouveia explained at the reason for his wife’s abortion:

After extensive testing at a renowned Boston hospital 3 weeks earlier, we were told our baby had Sirenomelia. Otherwise known as Mermaid Syndrome, it’s a rare (one in every 100,000 pregnancies) congenital deformity in which the legs are fused together. Worse than that, our baby had no bladder or kidneys. Our doctors told us there was zero chance for survival.

I cannot imagine the grief parents experience after receiving an adverse diagnosis like that, but the solution is never to kill their baby. While I have met many women who regretted killing their fatally ill babies, I have never met a mother who regretted carrying her dying child until natural delivery, even if her baby was born dead.

Furthermore, abortion hurts women. Forcibly dilating the cervix and entering  multiple surgical instruments into the uterus to cut the baby apart and scrape the inside of the uterus carries multiple risks, including an incompetent cervix and miscarriage or premature delivery of the next wanted baby.

There’s also the increased risk of breast cancer from abortions due to increased exposure to estrogen and decreased maturation of breast cells.

Of course there are the adverse psychological consequences of abortion. Gouveia and his wife may receive an emotional bump from all the pro-abort support now, but after the publicity has died away, they will be left with the cold hard fact that they killed their handicapped baby.

I do wonder if the pro-lifers could have handled the situation better, although the 2 women were obviously unprepared to handle an angry, confrontational, potentially volatile man.

That said, I didn’t think they responded badly, even though Tracy Clark-Forey at Salon accused “the Christian protesters [of] decidedly un-Christ-like behavior.” Didn’t see any of that. I think they were simply unnerved.

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