The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has released a documentary film about a girl born with severe deformities whose parents refused to abort her.
Titled “The Pearl Brown Story,” the short film centers on the life of Pearl Brown, who had a rare brain disorder that eventually took her life less than a decade after she was born in 2012.
Known as Alobar holoprosencephaly, the condition causes a stalling in brain development and resulted in Pearl being born with a cleft lip and inverted nose.
Her parents, Eric and Ruth Brown, learned of her severe disorder while she was still in the womb, but refused to take the advice of doctors to abort the child.
Tragically, Pearl died on March 29, 2018, following unexpected complications regarding her pervasive health issues, leaving behind her parents and two siblings.
The ERLC film, which was released last week and posted on its website, features the Browns discussing their experiences of bringing Pearl to term and what it was like to live with her.
Elizabeth Graham, ERLC vice president of operations who oversees pro-life efforts for the SBC organization, said that the film was meant to be a reminder about the value of unborn life.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski