TEL AVIV, April 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Israeli woman is crediting her decision to avoid a sex-selective abortion to Divine providence – and the assistance of the nation's leading organization dedicated to saving Jewish babies.
EFRAT, which is based in Israel, reported the story of a woman named Inbal, who found herself pregnant with her fourth child.
Just six month earlier, she had given birth to her third girl, and no one in the family wanted a fourth female child. Her family began to coerce her to have an abortion, especially so soon after giving birth.
“My husband was sure it was going to be a girl, and together with my mother, who agreed with him, managed to convince me that I should end the pregnancy,” she said.
Only her older sister told her to reconsider – and contacted EFRAT.
“My mother was very angry with her and because she was so worried that I would give in, she made me an appointment for the abortion,” Inbal said. “When I went to the hospital, I received a call from an EFRAT volunteer and after a long conversation with her, she convinced me to at least wait and be one hundred percent sure that it was a girl.”
The volunteer told the expectant mother, “'Inbal, we both know who runs the world. Let's let Him do His job.”
On the day of her ultrasound, the technicians could not determine the sex of the child. On the day she rescheduled her ultrasound, the procedure was canceled due to a power outage.
“I decided that there would be no third appointment,” Inbal said.
“I went home and contacted that volunteer and told her that I don’t believe in coincidences. The difficulties I had encountered every time I had tried to find out if it was a boy or a girl were a sign,” she continued. “I realized that somewhere in Heaven, it had been decided that she was to be born, and nothing could stop that.”
As it turned out, her prediction came true: She gave birth to a fourth girl – whom she says has made her family life complete.
“After the birth, all anger was forgotten, and my husband organized a big party,” Inbal said – a party she invited the EFRAT volunteer to attend.
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However, the volunteer had a hard time trying to hold the baby she had been instrumental in saving, because Inbal's mother would not let go.
“It was a tough job convincing the grandmother to let someone else hold the baby whom she really hadn’t wanted,” Inbal said.
Her story appeared on the Israel National News website on Holocaust Remembrance Day, just as one of the founders of EFRAT, Dr. Eli Schussheim, met several pro-life lawmakers in the U.S. Capitol.