After the tragic loss of two children through miscarriage, Mindy Raelynne Danison wants others to realize the humanity of unborn babies.
She recently posted a Facebook photo album for both her children, Annabelle and Riley, where she shows beautiful pictures of them. The grieving mother said she wants people to find the pictures and recognize the value of the unborn child, Live Action News reported
Annabelle was 8 weeks and 5 days old when she was miscarried. The photos show her little fingers and toes, nose and eyes. In one picture, she is placed in her mother’s wedding ring, which completely surrounds little Anabelle.
Anabelle’s brother Riley was 7.5 weeks old. With his pictures, Mindy explained what happened when she gave birth to her son: “He went to heaven November 6th but was born November 23. We are blessed to have got to meet our little one. Life is incredibly beautiful! We went to walmart, then at 1pm on the way to mom’s house i started having contractions. They got more intense. When i got to mom’s i got into the tub and had my beautiful amazing little Riley at 3:35pm. Home water birth is what I’d always dreamed of having and i finally got to. Seeing Riley has brought me peace and comfort. I love him and God will care for him for me until i can be with him again. baby Riley is estimated to being 7.5 weeks, Riley was born at 10 weeks.”
At 7 weeks, the unborn child can move around in the amniotic sac, often making movements that resemble a swimmer’s stroke. At 8 weeks, the unborn baby will start swallowing the amniotic fluid. Even at this early stage, babies have been observed hiccupping. Also, taste buds are forming, and the child will open his or her mouth.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, 91 percent of abortions occur during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. Babies like Anabelle and Riley are being aborted every day, often with their mothers misinformed regarding their development. Photos such as these are changing hearts and minds regarding the unborn child. Because of mothers like Mindy, more expecting moms are able to see first-hand the humanity of their unborn child.