It’s the type of decision that even the wise King Solomon might have trouble with. It’s not a question of life or death so much as one of life/death or death/life. In either instance, someone will suffer while another survives, and even then, there’s no real guarantees of such an outcome. It all comes down to a matter of faith. You may be resolute in your belief, but in the end, science and specialty may be making the final decision.
Melissa and Dave Were Looking Forward To Being Parents
For Melissa Gormley, it was a one-two gut punch. One minute, she and her boyfriend Dave Good were celebrating the approaching arrival of their baby daughter. They looked forward to a wonderful life together. And then…tragedy. The bad news? Melissa had cancer. Suddenly, everything the couple knew was thrown into chaos. Could Melissa be treated? Could she be cured? And what about the unborn baby?
Then She Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Doctors started off with a shocking suggestion – abortion. Melissa was having NONE of it. As she told an interviewer: “Ending the pregnancy was not an option for me. I knew that right from the beginning. Even if they were like ‘we can’t do anything for you,’ I would’ve waited. I was really just concerned for her.” So a plan was put into action – three rounds of chemo, and then a recheck. If the tumor had shrunk, another treatment was scheduled. If not…
Against Doctors’ Advice, She Refused To Terminate The Pregnancy