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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fetal hand

This photo has been circulating for over ten years. As a result, many urban legends have sprung up surrounding it, most originating from the pro-life crowd. And with good reason. It's one of the most remarkable pictures ever taken.

For those unfamiliar with this picture, it shows a groundbreaking medical procedure to correct a spina bifida condition in utero. The doctor removed the uterus from the mother, operated on the fetus, and re-inserted the uterus back in the mother. The surgery was successful.

In the midst of the surgery, the baby's hand reflexively grasped the doctor's finger.

Whatever your views of abortion, I think you'll agree the hand grasping the doctor's finger is NOT a blob of protoplasm, as the pro-abortion proponents would have us believe. Blobs of protoplasm don't grasp fingers. It is a living human being in there, not yet ready to face life. It's easy to see why the pro-lifers adopted this picture to rally for their cause.

Here's some additional information on the surprising controversy surrounding the photo.

5 comments:

  1. I've always loved that picture. To me, abortion is murder. Plain and simple.

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  2. That is true Sharon, but the bible says: vengence is mine I shall repay. I will pray for the man who just got life in prison for killing that awful abortionist in Kansas. I hope he will be alright.

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  3. Thanks for posting a touching picture & taking a stand against the murder of the innocent unborn.

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  4. OK, you got me wound up! A woman might say it is her body and she can do what she wants to with her body including aborting a child. I say, IT IS NOT your body when you are pregnant, and from the day of conception you are SHARING YOUR BODY WITH ANOTHER HUMAN BEING! I don't know where some women get the idea that it is HER body when there is another life living within. I am not a religious person, but if there is a GOD above, surely he must be angry at all the abortions that go on daily in this country.

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  5. Thanks Patrice, I love that picture.

    You know, I used to be staunchly pro-choice. I still believe that pro-life protesters' time would be better used supporting the mothers that would have had an abortion, or caring for the children that would have been aborted...

    ...and I guess I'm going to have to march myself down to my local Crisis Pregnancy Center or something and find me a scared young mom to mentor, because I can't bring myself to vote pro-choice any more.

    Not since someone-- who was supposed to be in the business of taking care of babies-- tried to pressure me into aborting my last little one. Why?? Well, there's a little bit of Asperger's on one side of the family (I have it). There's a little bit of ADHD on the other side (Hubby might have it). Some of us have been depressed.

    YEAH-- that's not choice. That woman showed open contempt for my right to choose when the choice I made didn't agree with the one she wanted. That's EUGENICS, pure and ugly-- and eugenics taken to an extreme even Hitler didn't espouse at that.

    I can't vote to empower those kinds of people any more.

    So PLEASE-- vote to take the power to apply that kind of pressure out of their hands. Vote pro-life.

    And then live it. Be a mentor to someone who was all too human and now has to deal with the consequences. Pharisees turn their backs on sinners. Jesus loves them.

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