Just over a month ago, GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler joyfully announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child:

But in a Facebook post yesterday, she revealed heartbreaking news: her unborn child has been diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome:

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Developing babies diagnosed with the condition rarely survive. As Rep. Herrera Beutler and her husband bravely prepare for the months ahead, we send our heartfelt prayers.

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May God bless them and comfort them during this difficult time.