By Wesley J. Smith Keaton Crull, a three-month-old baby from Indiana being treated in Kentucky, is about to be removed from life support over his parents’ objections. That’s because they no longer have a say. Their parental rights over his medical decisions were stripped–-and it looks like that drastic step might have been taken because …Continue reading "Baby’s Parents Refuse to End Life Support, Lose Custody to State"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser A three-year-old boy with a rare birth defect is finally able to breathe on his own and is learning to speak now, too. His journey to recovery began in the womb and has continued with expert surgeons who worked to reconstruct his windpipe so his tracheotomy tube could be removed. Jethro Quach was …Continue reading "With in-utero and post-birth surgeries, toddler with rare birth defect now breathing on his own"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser A newborn narrowly escaped death when an unnamed woman who was searching the trash for recyclable material in Chicago found him. One of the items left in the trash was a dresser — but as the woman rummaged through the drawers, she made the horrifying discovery: a newborn baby, still alive, had …Continue reading "MIRACLE: Chicago woman rescues newborn abandoned in alley trash"
By Bridget Sielicki When Maria and AJ Santa Maria learned that their preborn child, Lucas, would be born with exencephaly, a condition considered fatal in which his brain was growing outside the skull, they didn’t expect him to live past birth. “We were gambling for when we decided to give birth to him, just a …Continue reading "‘Medical miracle’: Boy born with brain growing outside his skull turns two"
By Laura Nicole Six weeks (or 1,008 hours, to be precise) was exactly how long one South African mother had to wait before she could hold her precious newborn baby. A previously undetected congenital defect nearly took his life. In April, Nadia Greyling of South Africa was overjoyed at the birth of her baby boy, Ignus. …Continue reading "“An absolute miracle’: Newborn survives life-threatening congenital defect"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The world’s youngest surviving premature infant has reached a milestone. Baby Richard Hutchinson is now a year old, saying “Mama” and “Dada,” and gracing the pages of People magazine. A recent issue of the publication chronicled Baby Richard’s journey from 11.9 oz., 7.9 inch wonder to …Continue reading "“He’s my hero” says father of youngest surviving premature infant"
By Wesley J. Smith Readers may recall the Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans cases from the U.K. — in which doctors both wanted to remove life support and prevent the children from being transferred to other hospitals willing to continue care. Because the law in the U.K. permits courts to decide the “best interests” of children in medical extremis, the MDs got their way. …Continue reading "Brit Baby’s Death Ruled Better Than Small Chance of Living — Again"
By Maria V. Gallagher It’s a story that’s likely to warm your heart—and it shows how medical miracles are indeed possible. Zane Kahin has been named the Gerber 2021 Spokesbaby and the company’s first ever honorary Chief Growing Officer (CGO). But the road to stardom and worldwide acclaim was far from smooth for Zane and …Continue reading "Mom of Gerber’s 2021 Spokesbaby survived breast cancer and prognosis she could not have children"
By Sarah Terzo When Jennifer Mckinstry was pregnant with her third child Colton, he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. She and her husband were devastated when doctors insisted she abort: “We were told that we should terminate our pregnancy with Colton seven times,” explains Mckinstry, “and by three different doctors. The first time they told us …Continue reading "They were told their baby would be a vegetable, instead, he’s laughing, smiling, and nursing"
By Right to Life UK A mum who refused an abortion after her son was found to have a heart defect at her 20 week scan, gave birth to a healthy baby whose heart condition completely vanished just five days later. In 2019, 23-year-old Amber Casey became pregnant with her second child. At her 20-week …Continue reading "Mum twice told to abort her baby due to heart defect that disappeared five days after birth"
By Dave Andrusko Yesterday, less than a month after a dog walker found an abandoned baby thought to be just a few hours old in an abandoned park, the body of a baby boy was spotted by a passer-by in a waterway in Rough Wood Country Park in West Midlands, England. The first baby, named …Continue reading "Newborn baby boy found dead in waterway"
By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life New court documents filed Thursday reveal Baby Tinslee Lewis, the two-year-old fighting for her life against the Texas 10-Day Rule, is improving. Pictures, video, and sworn affidavits prove that Tinslee is completely awake, taking occupational therapy, and being weaned off pain medication. “[Tinslee’s] doctors have consistently told Trinity …Continue reading "New Court Records Show Baby Tinslee Moving and Improving, Defying Odds in Battle with 10-Day Rule"