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LDS Mom Uses Photo of Premature Twins to Spread Hope & Speak Out Against Abortion

by | Aug. 19, 2015

Mormon Life

MR says: This mother is so brave to turn her personal tragedy into a way she can speak out about the sanctity of life and inspire others.

 It was a heartbreaking end to a long-awaited pregnancy.

In November 2014, Heather Ellis lay in a hospital bed, holding her twins as they passed away. Born at 22 weeks gestation due to a complication with Ellis' cervix, Chase and Cooper were simply too young to survive.

If they'd been born just two weeks later, medical staff could possibly have saved them. As it was, the boys lived for about 30 minutes, being held in turn by their mother, father and 6-year-old brother.

Months later, Ellis posted a photo of the experience on her Facebook page.

With all this talk of abortion right now, I want people to know that this is what a 22 week old child looks like. This...Posted by Heather Ellis on Thursday, August 6, 2015

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