14 WEEKS, what say you Stacey Abrams?: Photos of ‘Perfectly Formed’ 14-Week Miscarried Baby Are Saving Lives: ‘He Was Not Medical Waste’ 'The truth is being exposed ... He wasn't just a blob of cells
by Paul Alexander
A Missouri mom has shared the photos of her miscarried 14-week-old son with the world. The images of her fragile, under-developed baby, who already had a “perfectly formed” face that resembled brother
A Missouri mom has shared the photos of her miscarried 14-week-old son with the world. The images of her fragile, under-developed baby—who already had a “perfectly formed” face that resembled his brother’s—are now giving hope to parents who are struggling to make the choice: to abort or not.
The photos prove how amazingly developed a baby in the first trimester can be.
Over four years ago, Sharran Sutherland, 44, was in shock when a doctor said her baby was nothing beyond “medical waste” and offered to do a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure. But she chose to honor the sanctity of her womb and opted for induced labor instead. She didn’t want her son’s tiny body to be torn apart, and she wanted to see and hold him once in her hands. What she witnessed turned out to be a profound lesson for several moms-to-be, guiding them to choose life over abortion.
A mom to seven boys and four girls, Sutherland miscarried a baby boy in 2018. She and her husband, Michael, named him Miran, which means peace. She says Miran’s weeks-old life had a bigger purpose and has led several parents to have a change of heart.
“I remember holding Miran … he was just laying on his back, and his mouth was open. I remember looking down at him and thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s got an expression just like our youngest son.’ I didn’t think it was possible at that age. I’ve had nine other children—this was not what I was expecting at all.
“His face was just perfectly formed and there was a resemblance. He wasn’t just a blob of cells. There was a facial resemblance already to his brother. It just blew me away.”
Since then, several women who had lost their babies and had a D&C have reached out to Sutherland. “They were not even given an option, or didn’t even know they could deliver. They never got to see their child. It just broke my heart,” she said.