Late last month, Puerto Rican rapper Wisin (Juan Luis Morera Luna) took to social media to announce the passing of his one-month-old daughter, Victoria. Victoria was diagnosed in utero with Trisomy 13, a terminal chromosomal abnormality. Many parents who receive trisomy diagnoses are pressured to abort their children, and Wisin and his wife, Yomaira, were no exception.
In a statement shared by Puerto Rican media, Yomaira explained that aborting their daughter was never an option:
“Victoria has fulfilled every single one of her purposes since the day that we found out about her,” Yomaira said. “We give thanks to God for our decision to have her without caring what would happen, because we know that God knows what is best.”
Before she died, Wisin took to Instagram to ask for prayers for Victoria and to reiterate the inestimable value of Victoria’s life.
“God will fulfill His purpose in our Victoria,” he said. Victoria died when she was one month old, and while the family grieves, Wisin and his wife count Victoria’s brief life as a gift.
Yomaira became an outspoken advocate for Life during her own ordeal, saying,
“Even if your doctors have recommended it, don’t abort your babies. Doctors try to convince you that abortion is the right thing to do, but that is not the path that God wants us to take. Who are we to decide the life of a human being, even if it’s our own child?”