Friday, January 19, 2007

Baby Samuel and Abortions

Hi. I want to continue to focus on the Sanctity of Life which is this Sunday. Check out this story and the picture. Have a great day. Bryan

Dr. Joseph Bruner, Director of Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was performing surgery on a 21-week-old baby, Samuel Armas, to alleviate the effects of spina bifida, while the child was still in his mother’s womb.

When Dr. Bruner had made the incision for this extraordinary operation, baby Samuel reached his tiny hand out of the uterus and clutched Dr. Bruner’s middle finger as if to thank the surgeon for his healing care.

Photographer Michael Clancy captured the moment in one of the most remarkable and heart-warming pictures we will ever see.

Baby Samuel Has Been Born

Baby Samuel was born on Thursday, December 2, 1999, at 6:25 p.m.
His parents have written the following:

Dear friends and family,
Samuel arrived on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:25 p.m. at Northside Hospital weighing 5 lbs 11 oz and 20 1/2" long. He was born at 36 weeks but came into the world screaming his head off! He did not have to spend any time in a neonatal unit, and came home with us on Monday Dec. 6. After viewing an ultrasound of his brain, Samuel's neurosurgeon was very optimistic as he does not have any hydrocephalus and the brain malformation has resolved. He is moving his legs very well from the hips and some from the knees. He was frank breech (folded in half) in the womb and the orthopedist feels that he has a good chance for walking. He will begin physical therapy next week in order to work out some of the stiffness in his legs that was a result of his being folded in half in the womb. He is also nursing very well.

Thank you all for your prayers and support. We are happier than we ever dreamed possible.

All our love,
Julie, Alex and Samuel Armas

For your information, the Madison Abortion Clinic advertises, on their website, abortions beyond 23 weeks; many weeks later than the operation Dr. Bruner performed on Baby Samuel!
Still pro-choice?
Think about it!
The following comments are from Frank Joseph, MD:
"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 takes about an hour.

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 trying to save his life -- to thank him for his compassion and effort."


Alliance For Life Ministries
PO Box 5468 - Madison, WI 53705 - (608) 833-7363

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