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Mother Battling Cancer Told To Terminate Pregnancy: 'I Stood My Ground and Refused'


People are talking about the medical necessity of abortion to save the mother’s life.

I was one of those mothers.

I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that was cutting off my airway at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

I will never forget when the first doctor, an oncologist, mentioned abortion.

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We had gone thru years of infertility to get pregnant. I knew I would rather die and give birth.

Then I met with another doctor who listed all of the problems the baby would have if I did not terminate.

I stood my ground and refused.

He said, “That is ok. The baby will probably spontaneously abort anyway.”

I searched and found good doctors that supported me, and I gave birth to a healthy baby at 34 weeks.

I will be celebrating 10 years cancer free in May.

I have a healthy, beautiful, bright, precious 10-year-old daughter who is a living reminder that doctors do not know everything.

This content was published with permission from the author, Sarah Wickline Hull, and first appeared on her Facebook and Instagram page.

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“My point is that abortion is not always necessary for the mother’s health,” she told Liftable, a brand of The Western Journal.

Hull also encourages everyone to be “your own advocate when dealing with doctors.”

Since posting her story on social media, Hull has been flooded with messages. “Please know that I will be praying for all of you.”

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