Wednesday, December 05, 2007
For those who haven't seen this, I want to share it. I've heard of this procedure being done, but never actually saw a photo of it. Thanks to my dad for sharing the photo. This should give any pro-abortionist something to think about. In many states, it is legal to abort a 21 week fetus. Here is the background to photo:
One of the most amazing photographs that you’ll ever see — is this picture of Samuel, a 21-week old baby boy, whose tiny hand reaches out of the womb and grabs the finger of the surgeon who was operating on him, as if to say, "Thanks doc, you did a wonderful job." It should be seen by the whole world.
It happened when Dr. Joseph P. Bruner, director of fetal diagnosis and treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was performing a cutting edge procedure on a 21 week old fetus.
Bruner and Samuel’s parents hope the surgery will alleviate the effects of spina bifida, a disabling birth defect in one or two of every 1,000 babies born.
During the procedure, surgeons remove the uterus from the mother, drain the amniotic fluid, perform surgery on the tiny fetus, then put the uterus back inside the mother. The procedure took about an hour. Baby Samuel was carried to term and born in good health, an apparent success story for this incredible cutting edge procedure.
For more about the photo, here is an excerpt from the photographer Michael Clancy, a freelance photographer who was employed by USA Today at the time.