A mother who refused doctors’ advice to undergo selective abortion gave birth to the nation’s first all-female quintuplets last week.
Doctors to Adam and Danielle Busby that three of the couple’s babies should be aborted to ensure the health of the remaining two. The Christian couple refused, believing that God intended for all five girls to survive.
The baby girls were born at 28 weeks weighing between two pounds and two pounds, six ounces. All of the babies are healthy, only requiring “modest support” to breathe, USA Today reports.
The Busby family struggled with infertility and used intrauterine insemination (IUI) to conceive their first child, a girl named Blayke. A few years later, the couple wanted another child so they underwent IUI again, Christian News Network reports.
On the family’s GoFundMe page, they wrote, “Never would we have imagined the plan that God had for us in our journey to grow our little family.”
Following the delivery, Danielle Busby expressed her gratitude to God in a press release.
“We are so thankful and blessed. I honestly give all the credit to my God. I am so thankful for this wonderful hospital and team of people here. They truly all are amazing,” she said.
Publication date: April 17, 2015