Wisconsin Right to Life was recently contacted about a GoFundMe page for Nick and Bonnie, who are asking for funds to travel to Chicago to get an abortion for their 20-week-old unborn child who was diagnosed with a terminal disability.
Wisconsin Right to Life pushed for the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act for families just like Nick and Bonnie and their unborn child. Because we supported this law for them, we have a special message for them as written below. Please, please help us share this message in hopes that they, and families like them, will see it and receive the hope that the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act provides them.
Nick and Bonnie,
We at Wisconsin Right to Life want you to know that you are not alone, and that we want to help your family in this difficult time. You deserve to be empowered with all relevant information to your situation and you deserve extensive support.
We want you to know that facing a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis is incredibly difficult, but that there is hope for your unborn child. First and foremost, we encourage you to seek out a second opinion on your prenatal diagnosis. Not all prenatal diagnoses are correct – one popular test can be incorrect up to 50% of the time in providing a positive result that a child has a disability, as the New England Center for Investigative Reporting discovered. We don’t want you to make an irreversible decision based on faulty information, because you all deserve better.
Also know that there are many life-affirming options available to you. If you give your child the gift of life, no matter how short your child’s life may be, know that the Salchert family right here in Wisconsin is ready and happy to take in your child and love him or her for as long as time allows. You can learn more at www.safehaven4babies.org. If you choose to give your child the gift of life and wish to be with your child in his or her last moments, Hope After Loss is an organization more than happy to walk with you in your journey of grief and healing, and their website is www.hopeafterloss.org.
Please know that both you and your unborn child deserve to be spared from the pain of abortion. Your child’s diagnosis will not detract from his or her ability to feel pain from an abortion procedure at 20 weeks post-fertilization age, nor will it spare you from the pain of prematurely losing your little one.
Know that you don’t have to make this decision immediately. If you need someone to talk to in a non-judgmental and caring environment, call First Care Clinic at 608-259-1605. They are willing to listen and help you, before and after pregnancy, and whether or not you decide to abort.
We are here for you and your unborn child, and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is here to give your family hope.
-Wisconsin Right to Life
P.S. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 414-778-5780 – we are here for you, and we are happy to listen to you and answer any questions you have.