by Kirk Barker
Imagine if you had to choose either the life of your wife or the life of your child. What would your decision be? How would you feel?
This is the position my wife and I were in 16 years ago. It is a decision that still affects us today. Had a personhood law been in effect, we could have avoided this situation. Let me explain…
16 years ago my wife was pregnant with our son. She became very sick and lost 42 pounds in one month. My wife was hospitalized for most of that month. Our doctor didn’t order any blood work. He didn’t do much to care for my wife. She was so weak she couldn’t walk without help. No official diagnosis was made. Had a personhood law been in effect, our unborn son would have received better care from the doctor.
Eventually the doctor said, “There is nothing more that I can do. If you don’t terminate the pregnancy you will die.” Since our faith was in man, and not in God, we decided to follow his advice. Years later we found out the doctor who cared for my wife was the abortionist at the facility to which he referred us.
We went to the abortion center for the scheduled procedure. I thank God for the sidewalk advocate He placed on the sidewalk that day. He pleaded with us not to go through with the procedure. We explained to him that we didn’t want to do this but our doctor told us if we didn’t, then my wife would die. He apologized and prayed for us, but we continued into the abortion center.
We sat in the waiting room with the paperwork in our hand. Then God intervened. My wife looked at me and said, “I don’t care if I die, I am not going to kill our baby.” We got up and walked out. Two weeks later God healed my wife. Later that year she gave birth to Cameron without any complications.
We now understand that every child is a blessing from God. That no matter how difficult the circumstance, it is our duty to protect our children. We pray that our story will help people understand how valuable every life is, even the unborn.
We have dedicated our lives to sharing our story and hope to bring glory to God, to inspire people to choose life, and to be a light to people in their time of need. Here is a my testimony, including the story of Cameron’s birth: