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Baby Dies 5 Months After Birth, Then Mom Reveals What Doctors Told Her When She Was 36 Weeks Pregnant



Hannah and Ben Day were expecting their first child. All was going well until Hannah was 36-weeks along when doctors revealed their daughter, Iris had Down Syndrom. A scan also showed the baby had several holes in her heart; this is a condition called atrioventricular septal defect.

This condition is common in children with Down Syndrom. The Day’s were referred to a fetal-maternal medicine consultant who asked them if they would consider abortion. They were horrified:

“We were both taken aback. We didn’t even know abortion was an option. It was awful,” Ben Day said. “We were offered a termination at 36 weeks, which is disgusting.”

A week later, doctors confirmed Iris did have Down Syndrom. The NHS provided them with a very discouraging pamphlet about the genetic disorder:

“It was a list as long as your arm saying, ‘These are the things that could be wrong with your child; these are the challenges you are going to face,’” Ben Day said. “Basically, everything we heard from the NHS was very negative.”

If Iris’s parents had succumbed to the pressure from the British Health Care System or insisted themselves, they could’ve aborted Iris. Hannah and Ben described the discrimination they experienced at the hands of NHS staff; it made them vow to give their daughter the best life possible despite her diagnosis.

“We feel that the majority of NHS staff who came into contact with Iris in her short life let her and us down in the worst possible way,” the Days told the Daily Mail. “As her parents, we were made to feel like an annoyance to the NHS on the day she died – and on every day after she was diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome.”

Iris was born in 2016; she lived for just five months outside the womb. Iris needed to have heart surgery, but doctors delayed the operation three times. Her parents still wonder today if their daughter would still be alive if she would’ve had the surgery. Iris died before she could have the operation.

“From the outset, we felt like we were steered towards an abortion,” said Iris’s father, Ben.

“I just don’t agree with this notion that, if the baby’s not perfect, it shouldn’t be brought into the world,” her mother added. “Because Iris was an IVF baby, for us she was our little miracle. She was so wanted – and every day with her was precious.”

The Days feel their daughter’s case wasn’t treated with the urgency it needed all because she was diagnosed with Down Syndrom: “This was an ill child, not a tin of beans. It was ridiculous,” her father said.

In England, abortions are legal up to 24 weeks; they can be done up to birth if there are a “fetal anomalies” even minor problems like a cleft lip.

Most abortions are done on babies with disabilities. This has been a frequent practice around the world for decades. Doctors and genetic counselors are encouraging the abortions of babies with Down Syndrom.

Parents report feeling significant pressure from these professionals to abort their child.

CBS News reported on this last year. It found that Iceland has a 100% rate of abortions of unborn children with Downs. In France, it was 77% in 2015; 90% in the U.K. and 67% in the U.S. between 1995 and 2011. Some though, put this number in the United States as high as 90%. We should note the numbers aren’t solid because the United States doesn’t keep track of the number of abortions done.

Professionals are present to offer objective advice, not to pressure or guide people to make a choice they’re not comfortable with. These doctors and counselors shouldn’t have gotten so involved in the cases of their patients. They aren’t the ones charged with making the difficult decisions.

Poor Iris could perhaps still be alive if she hadn’t been so horribly neglected by her doctors. Her parents were deprived of their child; after working so hard to bring her into the world, she was unnecessarily and unfairly stolen from them.

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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police



Just throw in the “e” for effort.

A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.

“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.

Missing from the SJPD’s spelling of the word “heros” is the letter e.

Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.

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Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out



The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.

Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.

An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”

There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)

Read More : Why America’s vaccine rollout was a total disaster – and what it means for the next few months

10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.

In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)

Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:

For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.

“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .

Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.

“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.

People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.

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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting



PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.

According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”

“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”

According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.

The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.

Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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