It was heartbreaking having to tell the children. They were so quiet.
Every day we wondered if today would be the day she died inside me."
We do not know the future; the medics who thought they did - and who put this woman through the trauma of having to go against their advice and refuse an abortion, then live with the false certainty that her baby would die before or at birth - should be ashamed of themselves.
When we allow ourselves to be driven by fear, as these medics were, and as the mother so easily could have been, we risk doing terrible things. It is not for nothing that Hope and Love, along with Faith in a good God, are the most profound values in Christian civilisation.