The Miracle of Baby Samuel

by Dr. Frank Joseph

This picture is one of the most amazing photographs that you'll ever see. It's a 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.

There are no words to describe this incredible photo. If this doesn't set the abortion industry and the PCKU (pro-choice to kill the unborn) back on its ears, then heaven help us. The defenders of a woman's right to have an abortion, if she so chooses, would have you believe that Samuel is nothing but a non-sentient blob of tissue. Never again will the abortion clinics be able to tell these lies to women who are about to have their unborn babies killed. It was almost as if Samuel was shaking the finger of the hand of the man, who was tring to save his life, to thank him for his compassion and effort.

With all that open space, instead of grabbing for air, Samuel's hand actually grabbed the surgeons finger. In my book, this precious 21 week old creation of God is more sentient than those who advocate the proposition that women should have the right to condemn their babies to death, if it would make their lives easier.