It was filmed some time ago – with well beyond 2 million views – but the video testimony of a British comedienne explaining why she defied a doctor’s advice and refused a recommended abortion is making waves again.
This time the personal and heartfelt revelations are being highlighted by the Christian Institute.
Lynn Ferguson, the voice of “Mac” in “Chicken Run,” explains in a commentary peppered with humor and caustic observations (she talks about naming her son “Whole Night’s Sleep” for what she gave up), what’s really important.
Medical personnel in her case had lobbied for a variety of tests, and eventually abortion, claiming her son might have Down syndrome or Edwards syndrome.
“We hadn’t planned on a Down syndrome baby, but, you know, there’s worse things than being Down syndrome, right?” she said she told the doctors. “I mean, being Down syndrome doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, it just means you’re, like, a bit different. So if he’s Down syndrome, so be it.”
The doctors got more insistent, and so did she.
Then they pulled their trump card: They said they were concerned about the possibility of Edwards syndrome, also known as Trisomy 18. Affected babies seldom live beyond age 1.
“You know, we had so many scans,” said Ferguson. “I had seen my son. I had seen his heart. I’d seen the inside of his eyes. I’d seen his hands and his feet and, in fact, during one of the scans, he’d held his hand up to the front of my body as if to say, ‘Will you go away? I’m busy. Leave me alone. I’m growing.’
“I had felt my son move inside my body. What did it matter if he had a disorder or not? You know what, if he was gonna die, we are all gonna die sometime, right? We should meet first. He was my son and he needed me. He depended on me to make the right decision. So I said, ‘No'”
Commented LiveAction, which also has promoted the message from the comedienne who says she is pro-choice: “Unconditional love. No matter what, Ferguson knew this was her son, and knew he deserved his life, no matter how short it was.”
In fact, Ferguson and her husband changed hospitals because of the first facility’s insistence on abortion.
Ferguson explains her “geriatric” pregnancy – she was 37 when she gave birth – still found her “entirely responsible for this other human being.”
At his birth, she declared, “He was perfect.”
LifeSiteNews wrote about the testimony when it first appeared, explaining Ferguson, the sister of comedian Craig Ferguson, confirmed her son still was perfect “most of the time.”