A born-again Christian who miscarried has shared heart-rending images of the fetus showing his hands and feet.
The mother of 11, Sharran Sutherland, of Fair Grove, Missouri, published images of her 14-week-old fetus in an attempt to show that she was "fully formed" despite being only four inches long and weighing 0.05 pounds. .
The 40-year-old woman did not want the fetus to be thrown away as a medical waste after losing her pregnancy, so she and her husband Michael, 35, kept it in the fridge for a week before burying it in a pot in the yard. .
Sharran, who declares that she is "trying to live life as God would want", then shared her story on social media where she insisted that the fetus was a "real baby".
The mother of 11 Sharran Sutherland, of Fair Grove, Missouri, published images of the tiny hands and feet of the fetus (pictured)
Sharran, 40, and her husband Michael, 35, (photographed together) took their fetus home and kept it in the fridge for a week before burying it in a pot in the garden
She said in her anti-abortion publication: "How can a person deny not only the humanity of my little boy, but also all other babies as young as him and kill them in such a horrible way?
"I hope that by sharing these photos of my precious little boy I can make a person who is contemplating the abortion decide to let their child live."
Sharran said she is "grateful" because she had the opportunity to give birth despite having lost her son, whom she calls Miran.
The mother claims that she was denied the opportunity to grieve properly because her baby was never legally a child. Under the law of the United States, a fetus becomes a baby at 20 weeks.
Sharran said: "Looking at him, holding him in my hand, looking at how well formed he was: he was amazed.
I could not believe how perfect everything was for him. His ears, his tongue, his gums, his lips. I could'nt believe it
"You have those baby books that show you diagrams of a baby in the womb but he does not look like anything he's ever seen. He was full of amazement and amazement with him.
I just needed to continue maturing, growing and developing. It left me impressed. It was an incredible feeling. It is very difficult to describe.
"Even though I was dead, they gave me the opportunity to keep my baby immobile." That longing was fulfilled, I was grateful for it.
When a woman loses her unborn child, she can not cry in the same way as a woman who gave birth to a baby who dies after birth.
Sharran said she is "grateful" because she had the opportunity to give birth despite having lost her son, whom she calls Miran. In the photo: the hand of the fetus.
& # 39; When a woman loses her baby before birth, it's almost as if you have not talked about it. A woman does it alone and I think that's because other people do not recognize him as a human being, like a baby.
"This is not just about a woman grieving for her baby and can not give life to her baby, it's about not recognizing that it's a baby." It's just a small baby.
Sharran's doctors urged her to undergo a dilation and curettage procedure (D & C) to cut the baby from her womb after an ultrasound revealed that Miran's heart had stopped beating.
But Sharran refused because "she did not want her baby to come apart" and, instead, chose to be induced and give birth naturally on April 23, 173 days before her due date.
When I got home I made a saline solution, put it in it and put it in my refrigerator.
She spent days studying Miran and taking her handprints before she, Michael and her children buried him in a box of plants in his garden after the idea was suggested by a funeral director.
Sharran, a stay-at-home mother and home educator, said: "The doctor said we can get rid of him as a medical waste, or he can call a funeral home.
"I was so angry because she called my baby" fetus. "I could not believe she implied that it was a medical waste, I was so angry about that.
But I also felt that a funeral seemed extreme. I did not know what to do and I faced this decision.
"My husband and I discussed burying him in a pot box filled with hydrangeas that would grow every year and come back to remind us, and we thought it was a great idea.
& # 39; When I got home [from the hospital] I made a saline solution and put it in it and put it in my refrigerator.
& # 39; I know that sounds morbid to some people, but I did not want it to rot or smell. I did not know what else to do. We were not ready to bury him yet.
& # 39; We had it almost a week. In that time I was able to obtain their hand prints, take their photos, hold them, cry to a certain extent. But I had that time with him that I think really helped me a lot.
& # 39; When the time came to bury him, it was difficult. I wanted to dig it up.
& # 39; I wanted to keep it in my fridge. I did not care if people thought I was morbid, I wanted to keep him there forever.
A scan of Sharran's baby at 11 weeks, before his tragic miscarriage at 14 weeks
Sharron shared intimate photos of her baby online, showing her face and her tiny fingers and toes.
The publication went viral shortly after Miran's due date on October 12 with more than 36,000 likes, actions and comments.
Since sharing her post, Sharron says a friend was inspired not to abort.
Sharran said: When it arrived on October 12, which was its expiration date, I decided to write about it on that date.
"I think because I shared what it really seemed, and because I shared my opinion [on abortion]I know some people say that I have turned this into something political that was not my opinion or my hope.
"I was hoping that if he could help someone who is thinking and thinking about abortion, if a woman can see and have all the information in front of her, then she can make a better choice."
"Even if she goes ahead with that, at least she knew it, she was not trying to embarrass the women who have had them.
& # 39;[A friend] I was going to have an abortion because she and the father were young and he wanted her to have an abortion.
"But she had seen my pictures of Miran, and when she did she could not get on with that. She could not kill her son.
"I could not believe I had touched someone, I had expected it, but if it was so close, it was incredible.
"I thought, if that's all Miran's life was destined to do, so be it."