Mum’s joy as child she refused to abort while cancer-stricken turns 5

A mother has shared how she refused to have an abortion while battling cervical cancer, choosing instead to carry her baby girl to term.

Amy Cupit, 33, from Nottingham, was told she could abort her child and have surgery to remove the grade one tumour in her cervix.

But she chose life and doctors were able to treat her cancer while she was still pregnant. This summer, as her daughter Ruby turns 5, she is in remission.


When Amy was three months pregnant, doctors were able to perform a complicated cone biopsy, removing the tumour.

She was then able to carry Ruby until 39 weeks, when she was born by caesarean section.

Amy, who tragically suffered five miscarriages before becoming pregnant with Ruby, said she was “delighted”.

The mum and her husband Mike have since adopted a little boy called Tommie.


This year, Amy took part in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life, to aid research into cancer and increase awareness of the condition.

Now happy and healthy, she also plans to go to university to study social work in September.

She told the Daily Mail: “The experience of being diagnosed with cancer and overcoming many obstacles has made me and my family really appreciate life.”

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Read more stories about people who chose life by visiting The Christian Institute’s Choose Life page.

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