Abortion Wasn’t An Option For The Deeply Religous McCaugheys
The McCaugheys are devout Baptists, so “selective reduction” was an unthinkable option. Despite the risks involved, they decided to keep all seven fetuses and leave the rest up to God. Kenny McCaughey told reporters, “That just wasn’t an option. We were trusting in the Lord for the outcome.”
Still, it was a huge gamble. Multiple babies are almost always born premature, which meant that even if the birth was successful, the septuplets had a high chance of dying in infancy. Additionally, if the babies survived infancy, there was still a list of severe health problems they could encounter later in life.