Texas parents Tracy and Jason Ramos were surprised yet overjoyed when they found out they were expecting their 9th child. “We didn’t have any little boy names, but we knew if it was a girl, it would be Darcy Anne,” Tracy said. The Ramos’ began joyfully preparing for their next bundle of joy and soon found out that the baby would indeed be a girl—but a call from the doctor turned their joy into grief.
“He told me she was ‘incompatible with life,’ Tracy says. She also added that her doctor had not known any babies with Darcy’s condition, Trisomy 18, to survive more than 24 hours after birth, and the chance of her even surviving to be born alive was slim.
In the aftermath of baby Darcy’s diagnosis, the Ramos’ sought information and help from other doctors.”We visited many specialists,” Tracy continues. “Most of them, their initial response is abortion.”