Ohio clinic performs its first in utero fetal surgery to correct spina bifida

By Lisa Bourne June 24, 2019 – Cleveland Clinic medical center has successfully performed its first in utero fetal surgery to repair a spina bifida defect in an unborn baby girl nearly 23 weeks old, the facility has announced. The surgery was performed in February by a multispecialty team of clinicians, and the child later …

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Saving Some, Killing Others

Prenatal Surgery Exposes Abortion for What It Really Is By John Stonestreet & GH. Shane Morris In an age of prenatal medical breakthroughs—and I mean incredible breakthroughs—it’s hard to imagine how abortion can still be considered healthcare. Just a few generations ago, a baby born two months or more premature was virtually doomed. Not that …

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Pennsylvania mother turns down abortion, chooses fetal surgery for unborn baby diagnosed with severe spina bifida

Nine months later her baby is developmentally “right on schedule” By Dave Andrusko When Michelle Blaire of Hermitage, Pa. learned her unborn child had been diagnosed with the most severe form of spina bifida, she told WFMJ-TV she was given three options. “Abort—always the first one given,” she told reporter Caroline Collins— repair after birth, …

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Texas leads the way with experimental surgery for preborn babies

By Texas Right to Life As surgical technology advances, doctors are better able to address health conditions before a baby is even born. By treating a child’s conditions before birth, doctors can sometimes prevent further damage, facilitate a healthy delivery, and even reverse a fatal condition. For years, Texas hospitals have been a leader in …

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Parents reject abortion, mom undergoes experimental surgery to treat her son who suffers from severe spina bifida

By Dave Andrusko Denise Grady is a first-rate Health and medicine reporter at The New York Times. I love reading her stories for her ability to break incredibly complicated medical stories down into layman’s language and to inject a dose of her own humanity. Which brings us to a pair of terrific complementary stories written …

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Potentially fatal condition remedied in utero, California baby now home and healthy

By Dave Andrusko It would be impossible to imagine the heartache experienced by Khae Saetern-Angeles and husband Bobby when they learned their unborn son had deadly amount of fluid in his chest. They had battled years of infertility, according to Monica Jacquez of ABC 10, and in the last three years had already lost two …

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Baby could have been aborted, but fetal surgery corrects rare heart condition

By Dave Andrusko We’ve carried many stories of fetal surgery in which surgeons most typically correct spina bifida or remove lung tumors. But a report that came out recently in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology documented a medical first. Three years ago surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP] opened up Katie Rice’s …

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Fetal surgery: A pro-abortion feminist rant against treating the unborn as a second patient

By Dave Andrusko Sometimes it may help not to do the obvious, in this case check out the date showing when something was published. That’s what I did, for good or for ill, when I ran across (and then read) a book review of “The Making of the Unborn Patient: a Societal Anatomy of Fetal …

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Fetal Surgery Shows Unborn Babies Are Patients Too

By Wesley J. Smith We hear sometimes from pro abortion types that fetuses are nothing of moral note until they are born–and sometimes not even then, e.g., personhood theory. We are sometimes told that during prenatal care, only the mothers are patients. Yet, a story just came out about life saving prenatal surgery. From the …

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A pro-abortion feminist rant against fetal surgery

By Dave Andrusko Sometimes it may help not to do the obvious: check out the date showing when something was published. That’s what I did, for good or for ill, when I ran across (and then read) a book review of “The Making of the Unborn Patient: a Societal Anatomy of Fetal Surgery.” The author …

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Philadelphia Hospital Advances Treatments for Preborn Babies

By Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania ProLife Federation I’ve been fascinated lately by the innovative medical work being developed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to help preborn babies. The other day, I found out that PBS is running a mini-series about the hospital. It’s called “Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit.” I …

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Open-Womb Surgery Treats Unborn Baby’s Hydrocephalus

By Liz Townsend Editor’s note. When it comes to opening eyes, few stories carry the immediacy of those that document prenatal surgery on unborn children. Today’s contribution to our year-long “Roe at 40” series brings you Liz Townsend’s account that ran in the July 9, 1999, edition of National Right to Life News. A baby …

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