Praise God for the 2-year-old Boston girl who is alive and well today despite her mother’s attempt to kill her in the womb in 2004.
Here’s the story via the AP:
A Boston woman who gave birth after a failed abortion has filed a lawsuit against two doctors and Planned Parenthood seeking the costs of raising her child.
The complaint was filed by Jennifer Raper, 45, last week in Suffolk Superior Court and still must be screened by a special panel before it can proceed to trial.
Raper claimed in the three-page medical malpractice suit that she found out she was pregnant in March 2004 and decided to have an abortion for financial reasons.
Dr. Allison Bryant, a physician working for Planned Parenthood at the time, performed the procedure on April 9, 2004, but it “was not done properly, causing the plaintiff to remain pregnant,” according to the complaint.
Raper then went to see Dr. Benjamin Eleonu at Boston Medical Center in July 2004, and he failed to detect the pregnancy even though she was 20 weeks pregnant at the time, the lawsuit alleges.
It was only when Raper went to the New England Medical Center emergency room for treatment of pelvic pain in late September that year that she found out she was pregnant, the suit said.
She gave birth to a daughter on Dec. 7, 2004.
She is seeking damages, including child-rearing costs.
Reading this story I couldn’t help but think of Genesis 50:20, where Joseph reassures his brothers that though they intended to harm him, “God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Perhaps this little girl will be able to say the same thing to her mother some day. I really hope so. I also hope that some intrepid documentarian took note of this story and decides to follow her life, a life that almost didn’t happen outside the womb. What a testament to God’s power and to the reality of the alternative to abortion–life.
As this story reminds us, we are a long way from having a pervasive culture of life in America. Might a convert to the cause do a great deal to change that?