Brittani and Ian McIntire didn't plan on having any more children, but their six-week sonogram revealed that the Kansas couple was expecting twins: Mason and Madilyn.
But each successive appointment just delivered more and more bad news: Mason has a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain, and his growth development is already proceeding much slower than it should.
"He's only weighing nine ounces and his sister is over two pounds," Brittani told FOX8. "His only chance of survival would be heart surgery but they wouldn't do heart surgery because of his brain."
Tuesday, there was a brief glimmer of hope, though: "We didn't really see much, she said there's his hand and there's her hand and it looks like they're holding hands," Brittani said. Sure enough, the couple's most recent sonogram appears to show Mason's much smaller hand wrapped around his sister's finger.
"We know we have a piece of them together that will last forever... and it's special to have," Ian told FOX8.
"It's just nice with everything going on... I know I'm holding him, I'm carrying him but I just want to be there for him," Brittani added. "She's the only one who can actually be there and is holding onto him... so it's comforting to know that if he does pass, he won't be alone."
Just as you were, and in complete possession of a human future. Just as you were. Sad that we as human beings continue to arbitrarily decide what is or is not human, and what human is or is not deserving of their future.
We have a very very long history showing the awful consequences of those arbitrary distinctions.
Some day, I believe, humans will look back on these years of legal killing and be amazed we could justify those actions.
How would you solve that? If we can no longer sustain food, what do we do Cannibalism?
Use you imagination Fuzz, do you really think abortion is the only answer, to this possible problem??
It's all just more and more justification for the heart of the vast majority of abortions. And that is 2 people had sex, in the vast majority of the cases irresponsibly, and the very natural outcome of that sex is inconvenient. And instead of assuming responsibility for those actions, it is easier to kill it, feel bad about it for some time, get over it, and go on with your life like nothing happened.
Abortion isn't about controlling poverty, or preventing over population, or for any greater good. It is in the vast majority of cases - just the ending of an inconvenient life.
Do you believe overpopulation is going to be a problem, or not?
I am older than you, in the seventy's if we didn't control the population, by the year 2000 we would be out of food.
History is full of chicken little's telling us the sky is falling. Some well intentioned, most looking to gain something out of the fear they generate.
I got a sneaky suspicion that many things will change in the next few hundred years - going out on a limb there. Assuming that we can make any kind of reasonable prediction on what that world will look like. What social, economic, scientific, and technological advances or changes that world will have is just hubris.
And if you can't tell me the nature and state of those things, but are some how sure, that without killing innocent humans, over population is somehow inevitable - Well than it is nothing more than what it is - a justification.
In practice, that doesn't work. Nor are contraceptives free.
Actually it is. Plenty of clinics will hand out condoms and/or prescribe birth control pills. And there is County insurance in Harris and Montgomery Counties. It's completely free to the indigent or poor. Gold Card in Harris County and MCHD HCAP in Montgomery County. Been around for decades.