Aborted at 18 weeks, unborn baby survives for 10 hours: “If I had known he would be born alive, I probably would have made a different decision”

By Dave Andrusko

The story out of England is ghastly and sad and tragic on so many levels.  Loren Denison, the mother of three children, decided to abort her 18-week unborn baby after she was told her son had Edwards’ syndrome, also known as Trisomy 18, a genetic anomaly.

For reasons that were not made clear, she underwent a chemical abortion, which is ordinarily not prescribed for babies older than 10, at most 12, weeks. 

As she explained to The Mirror, “When I took the first tablet they said it would stop the pregnancy, heartbeat and everything, so we expected he wouldn’t be alive when he was born.”

She then “returned to hospital to be induced at 18 weeks and four days – but was astonished when her son Kiyo Bleu Watson was born breathing and alive,” according to reporter Chloe Morgan of the Daily Mail.

‘They told me he had typical Edwards’ Syndrome so would pass away before or just after birth. My boy had a lion heart.’

‘I thought I had done the hard bit when I made the difficult decision to have an abortion, but now it feels ten times worse. 

‘I just want other mums to know in case this happens to them. I had to watch his heartbeat getting slower and watch his life draining out of him.

“You just want to keep your children alive.

“It was like torture.”

She went on to say, “If I had known he would be born alive I probably would have made a different decision,” adding, “I thought I was doing the right thing but now I think I have done the wrong thing. He just looked so normal.”

Denison told Kelly-Ann Mills and Kate Pounds of The Mirror that “None of the doctors thought he would be born alive. When my partner [Scott Watson] picked him up after he was born he said ‘his heart is beating’, and they said ‘no way’. … “They didn’t check for a heartbeat before inducing labour, and I wish they had. I don’t have words for how awful it was.”

Mills and Pounds ended their story

After he died little Kiyo Bleu went home to be with Loran, Scott, who works as a labourer, and their other three children for four days.

The family spent time with him in a special cot with a cold mattress until he needed to go to a funeral parlour on April 14 to wait for his funeral.

He spent time with his big brother Rocco Watson, six, and sisters Bunni Rose, three, and Romee Beau, two.

“It was awful,” she said. I can’t get my head around how he survived. I don’t even have a word for how horrible it feels.”