LifeNews shares the story of Crystal Kelley, a woman who agreed to act as a surrogate mother for a couple, but who was faced with a difficult decision when an ultrasound revealed that the child had a cleft lip and palate, a cyst in the brain, and a complex heart abnormality.
Due to the immense amount of care and medical attention the child would require upon being born, the biological parents desired to murder the baby in the womb, and asked the surrogate mother to terminate the pregnancy. When Kelley refused, they offered her a sum of $10,000 to have the abortion. Kelley is quoted as saying, “I told them that they had chosen me to carry and protect this child, and that was exactly what I was going to do. I told them it wasn’t their decision to play God.”