Preemie Babies Show the Importance of Defending Life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation She came into the world [at the tender age of 26 weeks’ gestation–just two weeks past Pennsylvania’s late-term abortion limit. At birth, she weighed a scarce pound-and-a-half–approximately the same weight as a block and a half of butter. As a result, medical professionals whisked her into …

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Parents reject abortion; preemie defies incredible odds, and is home for Christmas

By Dave Andrusko By definition, when a micropreemie survives and thrives it is a miracle. The hurdles and obstacles and potential problems are mind-boggling. But even by that arduous standard, Layla Daly’s arrival home in time for Christmas after 115 days in the hospital is jaw-dropping. It’s not just that she was born three months …

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What makes mother more supportive of “later abortions”? Her own preemie survives (and thrives)!

By Dave Andrusko From the pro-abortion perspective, if there is any sure thing, it is that no matter what the outcome, the decision must always rest exclusively in the hands of the mother. Even when the choice is for life, the proper measuring stick is not that the baby is alive but that the mother …

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Little preemie “deserved a chance,” British mom laments

Hospital says “nothing could be done,” but other hospitals would have intervened to help By Dave Andrusko Sophie Dennis and her husband feel their premature daughter was robbed of a chance to live. They were told by doctors at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle that because Autumn Orion Dennis was born so early, there …

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Three years later world’s youngest preemie healthy

By Dave Andrusko Kudos to CNN’s Jacqueline Howard for her story about the daughter of Courtney Stensrud and her husband, now three-years-old, who was born at just 21 weeks, four days. A report published last week in the journal Pediatrics says, “She may be the most premature known survivor to date.” (The parents requested that the …

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Extreme preemie born at 1lb, 1oz “brings hope to everyone with premature babies,” Mom says

By Dave Andrusko Whatever their motivations, many newspapers in Britain are mesmerized by babies who are born close to 24 weeks, the outermost limit (for the most part)at which unborn babies can be aborted. We’ve written dozens of stories based on accounts in the Daily Mail, the Sun, and the Telegraph. Which brings us to …

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12 ounce preemie goes home for the first time from Maryland NICU

Weighed the equivalent of three sticks of butter at birth By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially …

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Born weighing barely a pound, Canadian preemie now thriving

By Dave Andrusko Now seven months old, Kayden Slottke weighs 14 pounds. “He’s teething, he just started eating solid foods and he’s ready to take on the next challenge life throws at him,” writes Sarah Kraus for Global News in Edmonton, Canada. What makes that casual observation so freighted with meaning is that Kayden was …

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Very immature preemie survives, thanks to experimental drug

Born 12 weeks premature weighing the same as a loaf of bread By Dave Andrusko An experimental drug used to assist preemies with immature lung development is being credited with saving the life of a now 2-year-old toddler who weighed the same as a loaf of bread when she was born. Twins Sophie and Emily …

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Tiny preemie reaches out for contact and comfort

By Dave Andrusko Two of my sisters are nurses, one is still active in an ER, and I sure wish they would have told me about Figure 1, an image-sharing app for medical staff. (I assume they didn’t/couldn’t for professional reasons. Still….) In Monday’s edition of the Daily Mail, there is this heart-warming times ten …

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Preemie “completely changed the world” in his brief life

“Jack Sparrow” born at 24 weeks By Dave Andrusko When doctors learned that Jack Riley Sadgrove would be born at 24 weeks, one of the first questions they asked his parents was whether they “wanted to keep the baby” since his chances for survival were so low. “The next few hours became a swirl of …

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Her preemie survives (and thrives) but this only makes mother more supportive of “later abortions”

By Dave Andrusko From the pro-abortion perspective, if there is any sure thing, it is that no matter what the outcome, the decision must always rest exclusively in the hands of the mother. Even when the choice is for life, the proper measuring stick is not that the baby is alive but that the mother …

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