This is a heartbreaking story but I’m thankful he shared it.
The experience of the birth was “one of those absolutely terrible moments in your life,” Kyle says, his voice growing hushed. “But it was also beautiful as well,” he adds quietly. “I don’t know any other way to describe it. We were all there sharing this terrible grief together. But so happy for the moment that we got to hold him and be with him.”
When asked what they would have missed if they had chosen abortion, Kyle responds, “That moment in the hospital.”
“I just never could have forgiven myself,” he adds. “Elijah deserved a chance at life, no matter how brief that life would have been. He deserved it, and I’m thankful that we gave him that opportunity.” […]
“Who you are you to judge the quality of somebody’s life, or their right to it, no matter how brief?” he asks. And to those who receive a similarly devastating prenatal diagnosis, his advice is clear and unequivocal: “Don’t succumb to the pressure. Because even if you get to hold your child for ten minutes, that is so valuable and good for you. Those moments, as difficult as they are, they are so healing as well. And if you deprive yourself of that, you would be forever haunted by that decision.”