A couple have proved doctors wrong by choosing not to abort their "non-viable" unborn baby boy who celebrated his first birthday recently.
Jett Morris was born a premature baby at 25 weeks, weighing 1.4lbs, when his mother's waters broke at just 20 weeks into her pregnancy.
After first surviving through five weeks in his mother's womb, Morris has now developed into a healthy one-year-old.
Morris's parents, Mhairi and Paul, claim that their son would not have had a chance to live if they had listened to medics' advice at the East Surrey Hospital.
"They didn't see him as a child yet, they just called him a 'non-viable foetus'. It was cold and I was devastated. I was in the early pregnancy unit and no-one from paediatrics came to talk to me about my other options," said Mhairi.
"But I'd just had a 20-week scan and everything was perfect. The doctor said 'we're going to get you into theatre. You have to have a termination because there's nothing we can do'."
The staff at the hospital allegedly gave the couple only five minutes to accept the decision and had already pulled in a trolley to take Mhairi to theatre to perform the abortion.
"I understand doctors have to tell you the worst case scenario and be blunt, but no two people on this Earth are exactly the same and doctors didn't even give Morris a chance," said Mhairi.
Despite being born with two small holes in his heart, Morris is not expected to encounter any health problems due to that, reported The Telegraph.
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Doctors had warned the couple that Morris could be born brain damaged and would probably not survive at birth as his lungs would not be fully developed.
Following the allegations, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust's Chief Executive Michael Wilson said: "From June 2013, while Mhairi was with us, it's our opinion that she received high quality clinical care.
"The team who cared for her pulled out all stops to keep both her and her child safe throughout her high-risk pregnancy. We have only very recently learned of her concerns as no complaints were raised earlier. We are now working closely with her and her family to understand what happened in detail."