Last Friday, January 22, was the 37th annual March For Life. This is why we march.
Samuel Alexander Armas
A picture began circulating last November. It should be ‘The Picture of the Year,’ or perhaps, ‘Picture of the Decade.’
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by a surgeon named Joseph Bruner.
The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.
The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors of the paper that first published this titled the picture, ‘Hand of Hope.’ The text explaining the picture begins, ‘The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.
Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture. She said, ‘The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person. Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.”
Now see the actual picture. It is awesome….
Samuel Alexander Armas was 21 weeks old when he gripped Dr. Bruner’s finger. This means Samuel was in his second trimester. Imagine how much more mature are third-trimester or late term babies — the same babies who are aborted in “late term abortions.” That is why those abortions should more properly be called “partial birth” abortions because the babies are now viable outside of the womb.
These are exactly the babies whom Barack Hussein Obama, when he was an Illinois state legislator, thrice voted in favor of their murder when he voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. This cold-hearted man now sits in the White House. God help us.
H/t my dear friend Nancy.