Born-again Christian, Sharran Sutherland from Missouri insisted that her baby was fully formed despite just being 4 inches long and weighing 0.05lbs.
A born-again Christian decided to share graphic images of her fetus she lost due to a miscarriage on Facebook. Sharran Sutherland, a Fair Grove, Missouri-resident, displayed the tiny hands and feet of her 14-week-old fetus, to dissuade women from getting abortions and prove how the fetus is "fully formed" even though it just four inches long and weighed 0.05lbs reports the Daily Mail. The mother-of-11 did not want to dispose of the fetus and regard it as medical waste. Instead, she and her husband, Michael, 35, stored him in the fridge for a week before burying him in a flower pot in their garden.
Sharing the tragic experience of miscarriage, she wrote: On April 23, 2018 I delivered our little boy Miran J Sutherland at 2:02 pm. I was only 15 weeks along in my pregnancy but his little heart stopped beating around 13 weeks 5 days. He weighed 26 grams and was right around 4 inches long. We were able to hold him, take pictures and bring him home with us. We planned to burry (sic) him on our property and plant a tree but after talking to a funeral director and him asking what if we were to move, we chose to bury him in a big planter pot and plant hydrangeas instead so if we did we could move it with us. When we brought him home I wasn't prepared to bury him yet as we still needed to purchase everything. So I put him in a jar of saline solution in the back of my fridge until we had everything. I him bought a little box, painted it and stamped Psalm 139:14 on it along with his handprints to place him in when we burried (sic) him.
Sutherland stated that she was simply "trying to live life as God would want," and that the fetus was indeed a real baby. The doctor said we can either dispose of it as medical waste, or you can call a funeral home. I was so angered by her calling my baby a 'fetus', she wrote, adding, How can a person deny not only my little boy's humanity but all other babies as young as him and kill them and in such a horrific way?' I am hoping that by sharing these pictures of my precious little boy that it might just make one person who is contemplating abortion decide to let their child live.
Marveling at the features that had already formed, the stay-at-home mom wrote: Looking at him, holding him in my hand, looking at how perfectly formed he was: I was amazed. Though she lost her son, she could not help but feel "grateful" for getting a chance to birth him. Calling the fetus Miran, Sutherland explained how she was denied the opportunity to grieve the death of her child because, under the US law, a fetus only becomes a baby at 20 weeks legally.
Her post went viral instantly and the reactions have been mixed. While most seemed to sympathize with her truly devasting experience, others were enraged as it seemed to them that Sharron was using her tragedy to shame women who undergo abortions. Facebook user Ashley Boyle wrote: This is awful and i am so so sorry for your loss. However, using this to push your prolife agenda is disgusting. You have NO say so in what a woman does with their own bodies. Ill never understand why people post these sorts of things on facebook but for you to use your stillborn child as an opportunity to push your prolife agenda is just deplorable.
Allie Callahan noted: Oh wow. Miscarriages are devastating, but you know what’s not cool? Using a sad experience as a way to shame other women for their personal decisions regarding their own bodies. This is ridiculous. It's okay to get an abortion. However, Katie Sud sympathized with her writing: It takes a lot of strength and light and warmth to reach out to others... My prayers and heart go out to you and your family. Sending so much white healing light to you. I had a miscarriage before I had my son. I cherish every moment I can with him in the light that other parents will with their children as well. 🙏🙏❤️😍💕 ✨
This is reminiscent of what comedian George Carlin said years ago, and is probably still prevalent in today. "Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren't they? They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're f**ked."