beutlerfamilyby Hans Johnson

On June 3, pro-life Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) made a concerning report on her Facebook page:


A few weeks ago Daniel and I excitedly announced that we are expecting our first baby later this fall.  This post is to let you know about a sharp turn our journey has taken.

At a recent, routine ultrasound appointment we received the difficult news that our baby has a serious medical condition called Potter’s Syndrome. Potter’s Syndrome (or Potter’s Sequence) is abnormally low amniotic fluid caused by impaired kidney function which inhibits normal lung development and is often fatal. We have had a second opinion and the medical diagnosis was consistent with the initial news: there is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle.

We don’t know what the future holds for our family, but we ask for your prayers and appreciate the privacy a family needs in such circumstances.

The early diagnosis was grim: “The options we were offered were termination or ‘expectant management,’ that is, waiting for her to die. Instead, we chose to pray earnestly for a miracle.  Many of you joined us.”

The prayers were answered. Abigail Rose was born prematurely on July 15 at 28 weeks, weighing 2 lbs, 12 oz. Read their birth announcement here.

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