By Theresa Smith, CNSNews, August 8, 2017
On July 31, Felicia Cash posted pictures of her miscarried son, only 14 weeks old, on Facebook, with a message saying that her baby was “very obviously human, not a cluster of cells, not a lump of tissue, not a blob of unformed flesh.”
This is a second post of these pictures, according to Live Action. In the first post on the evening of July 24, Felicia Cash wrote that she wanted to “show life at this stage of development and to hopefully save the life of another.” This was “removed by Facebook without explanation,” reported Live Action.
When asked about this on Monday, Cash told CNSNews.com, “I posted for the first time on the evening of July 24. I’m pretty sure it was frozen the next Monday. So it was only up for one week, but in that time, it registered over 38,000 shares.”
“It was really quite unnerving, as I had never posted anything publically before and never expected such a response,” she continued. “When they froze the post, I simply reposted it on my public page.”
In the second Facebook post, Cash wrote, “Our beautiful Japeth Peace, miscarried July 24th at 14 weeks 6 days. He is perfectly and wonderfully formed, right down to his amazing tiny toes and fingers. Even his fingernails are formed and visible.”
“Tiny veins that carried his own blood to his precious body can be seen through his delicate skin, even his wonderfully formed muscles are visible,” she continued. “At less than half gestation he is very obviously human, not a cluster of cells, not a lump of tissue, not a blob of unformed flesh.”
“He is a beautiful child, formed by God, and now gone to be with Him,” said Cash.
“I am posting this in hopes of offering information to those who may not know how completely a child of only 14 weeks gestation is formed. And therefore not something to be taken lightly,” she wrote.
Cash and her husband have three foster-daughters and two sons, according to Live Action.
The couple learned that Felicia was pregnant with twins in the spring of 2017, reported Live Action. At six weeks, they found out that one of the twins had died.
Felicia Cash told CNSNews.com on Monday that they “finally” named the twin they lost at six weeks, Alian Peace.
Weeks after she lost Alian, Felicia experienced more bleeding, according to Live Action. She went to the hospital, where she was told that the bleeding was simply from the first miscarriage. The next day, Felicia gave birth to Japeth at home. He was dead.
In her Facebook post, Felicia Cash said, “His tiny heart was beating within 16 days of conception, pumping his own blood. That is usually before anyone knows that they are pregnant. There seems to be a misconception that unless you can hear or see it, it isn’t happening, but that tiny heart is beating, even if it is too small to hear or see.”
Felicia Cash’s miscarried son, Japeth Peace. (Photo: Felicia Cash/Live Action)
The rest of her post continued the pro-life message:
“A baby’s hearing begins to develop around six weeks. Their nerve endings the ‘alarm buttons’ begin to develop around 7 weeks. All of this information is readily available on the internet and in medical journals and pregnancy guides, however, for some reason people seem to believe that all of this happens much later in gestation. Perhaps they have been fooled by those who wish to exploit them, or perhaps they purposefully turn a blind eye and a deaf ear, because the truth is too painful, or because the truth would stop or change certain decisions or choices.
“I hope that this information, and these heartbreaking pictures of my beautiful boy will help everyone to understand a little more.
“As a final plea, if you are considering abortion, please take time to find the truth and reconsider. This is not an effort to shame, belittle, or condemn anyone in any way. It is the plea of a woman who just lost her child for you to at least consider other options.
“There are people who are willing to help. I am willing to help. If you feel you have no one and no place to go, please reach out. Whether you keep your precious baby or choose the gift of adoption, you do have options.
Felicia Cash’s miscarried son, Japeth Peace, and the Cashes wedding rings. (Photo: Felicia Cash/Live Action)
“Many will say that the foster homes are overflowing already or that no child should be unwanted. But that does not mean that your child should be discarded. As an adoptive mother, I want to encourage you that there are hundreds, thousands of families who would love a child that did not come from their own bodies, and there are thousands of families who do. Reach out. There is hope.
“If you have made up your mind to choose abortion, no one can stop you. If you have already chosen abortion, i do not condemn you. And there are many who are willing to counsel you through your loss and grief. Again, reach out. There is hope.
“To those who have experienced a similar loss, my heart goes out to you. Your love for your lost ones is not in vain. God is good, even still.”