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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Unborn baby saved by pioneering in utero surgery

By Dave Andrusko The doctors advised Michelle Cannon, from Doncaster, England, to abort her 22-week-old unborn daughter, already named Faith. Fluid was building up in her baby’s chest and crushing her lungs, a symptom of a very, very rare condition known as hydrops. It “occurs in around one in 15,000 pregnancies,” according to Sophie Borland, …

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U of Michigan joins hospitals performing in-utero surgery to correct spina bifida of unborn children

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of Right to Life of Michigan. The Detroit Free Press has a wonderful story about how the University of Michigan Hospital System has become one of 13 in the country to perform surgery to partially correct spina bifida while unborn children are still in the womb. Over the …

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Study shows children with Spina Bifida fare better with in utero surgery

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Not so long ago there was a fair amount of skepticism whether in utero surgery was, on the whole, a good idea for babies diagnosed with spina bifida. As we talk about in “First baby in France to have spina bifida repaired in utero, Mother and child doing well,” such …

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Doctors save Lake Annabelle Hall‘s life by operating on her before she was born

By Dave Andrusko It is, of course, every expectant mother’s worst nightmare. She goes in for a routine ultrasound and doctors find a life-threatening problem. Such is what happened to Savannah Perry of Lafayette, Colorado. Perry’s doctors at Children’s Hospital of Colorado found an abnormality in her unborn baby’s at 20 weeks. “We didn’t even …

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Study shows children with Spina Bifida fare better with in utero surgery

By Dave Andrusko Over the last few months we have run several stories about in utero surgery. To this day there remain some skeptics. Their numbers are diminishing, however, as there is much research that demonstrates (for example) how babies with spina bifida will benefit when surgeons correct their problem before they are born. One …

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An Update on Samuel Armas: A Flash of Life

Editor’s note. This is one of my favorite stories, which appeared in the October 2003, edition of National Right to Life News. We have since run other updates on Samuel Armas, the subject of photographer Michael Clancy’s historic photo. As you recall, doctors operated in utero on Samuel and Mr. Clancy caught Samuel’s tiny hand …

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Another Miracle Baby: In Utero Surgery Saves Baby’s Life

By Dave Andrusko In the NRL News that is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, several of our writers make a point that even pro-lifers tend not to give sufficient weight to: the important on many levels of in utero surgery. You couldn’t perform what would have been impossible when Justice Harry Blackmun ripped …

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