Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Young Florida woman chooses baby's life over her own

Left to Right: Martha Motley, Jovan with his son, and Esmeralda Abreu, the mother of Benny. Photo Credit: La Prensa

.- The story of Benny Abreu, a young woman from the Dominican Republic, has moved Floridians because of her testimony to motherly love. The Florida woman suffered from serious heart problems and preferred to die rather than abort the baby she was carrying.

Abreu, 25, graduated from Florida Central University at the beginning of May and decided to continue with her pregnancy, knowing that her serious heart condition could lead to complications.

According to Florida's La Prensa newspaper, she never considered the possibility of abortion and saw her pregnancy as a blessing.

"The doctor told her she had to abort if she wanted to survive, but she told him no, that she could not kill her baby and that she was going to continue with her pregnancy," said Martha Motley, the baby's grandmother.

On May 17, Abreu gave birth to her son but her condition worsened. She was transferred to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, which specializes in cardiology, where she died on May 30.

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