During a routine scan, their daughter Grace was diagnosed with a serious birth defect called anencephaly, in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.
They were told it was therefore not a “viable” pregnancy and were offered an abortion within the week.
“It was that blunt”, said Bonnie Walker, who has four older children with husband Phil. He added: “There should never be a choice like that.”
Grace was born alive and the couple described that moment as “Happy sad tears.”
She survived about 15 minutes but they say those minutes touched them deeply.
“There’s a purpose for every life, no matter how short,” Said Bonnie, “the wrong choice would have been…
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