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As newborns survive the odds will limits on abortion be lowered?

Posted in Baby saved from abortion, Premie, Viability with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

As abortion limits are being debated nationally and even internationally – a growing list of babies is making it harder to deny the humanity and survivability of the unborn in the womb.

While late term abortion is opposed by most Americans, pro-lifers, like myself, believe that all life is sacred from the moment of conception through natural death.

When the Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade case was decided – it was rare to hear about an unborn child surviving outside the womb weeks or months before normal birth.

Today, babies everywhere are proving this idea wrong.

According to a Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics publication, by the 1980s, survival of infants who were born weighing 500 to 700 g or were of 24 to 26 weeks’ gestation became an expected possibility in regional NICUs. The 1980s and 1990s brought new waves of neonatal biomedical advances. With these changes, survival of infants born at 23 and 24 weeks‘ EGA became increasingly frequent.

Today, we are seeing story after story of babies born earlier and earlier surviving the odds.

Over at the blog: Life Dynamics – just this week they published three such stories.

Bella Davison was born a week before the legal abortion limit at 23 weeks in the UK, weighing just over 1lb – less than the average bag of sugar.

Now six-month-old parents Vicky Jackson and Graeme Davison are elated because she is finally leaving the hospital and going home.

Bella Born less than 24 weeks gestation

As a result of their experience, Bella’s parents are now calling for limits on abortion to be pushed back in the UK.

Read about Bella here

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Otto Wilhite was born 3 months early on December 16th, 2014 to parents Erin and Dave Wilhite. He weighed 1 lb. and 10oz. and was only 13 inches long.

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A sweet video posted on the page shows Otto’s father, Dave trying to calm him down.

A picture posted to Otto’s Facebook shows him sleeping peacefully in his daddy’s arms.

Otto with Daddy

Today, Otto’s parents report that had he not arrived early he would be 30 weeks gestation.

He is now three weeks old and weighs 1lb 15oz. His parents are asking for prayers as he continues to grwo.

Read Otto’s story here.

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Jett was born prematurely at 25 weeks weighing just 1.4lbs – less than a bag of sugar.

The parents of little Jett Morris were advised by doctors to have an abortion, calling him a non-viable fetus but they refused.

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Jett, now a year old, has proven the doctors wrong.

Jett’s mother says she hopes his story will encourage other women, “I hope that Jett’s Journey can give hope and strength to parents that might be in a similar position that I was in this time last year. The doctors gave us no hope whatsoever, but we found the courage to stand our ground and give our baby a chance.”

Read Jett’s story here.

As the age of viability gets pushed back abortion advocates will have a hard time defending their position to kill a child who can survive outside the womb.

But, again, the abortion industry knows what they are doing is killing. In a 2001 interview with the Wisconsin Journal, late term abortion doctor, Dennis Christensen was asked about viability and he responded, “At the point where the fetus becomes viable is a reasonable point where the mother should accept responsibility for the pregnancy,” Christensen said. But he added, “I still believe, even after a woman could deliver, this is still a decision that should be made by a woman on her own, based on the circumstances of her own life.”

When asked, if a fetus has any rights to its body? “Not until it’s born,” he said.

Angel gowns for infants who don’t come home because a child matters even in death

Posted in Premie with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Angel Wings Memory Gowns was created to help families during the devastating loss of a baby. The group of volunteers repurposes wedding dresses into burial gowns for infants who don’t come home from the hospitals.

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On their Facebook page they write, “Our talented seamstresses re-purpose wedding and formal dresses into complimentary burial gowns for babies who earn their angel wings.”

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Founder, Jennifer Jones said that each gown is different, she told a Tennessee news station that, “On the back of each gown we cut out a heart and then place it on a tag for the mother to see. It’s got scripture on it that tells about us and what we do. We take several gowns of each size to various hospitals in the area,” she states.

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It’s hard to find clothes for babies who are before forty weeks gestation. So when parents lose a child that young, they don’t have anything to put them in….every child no matter how small should get something that they are able to wear,” Jones said.

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In Texas, tiny Gracelynn Rae is being rocked by her father as he reads her scriptures. She died shortly after being born.

A Dallas TV station reports that Gracelynn Rae will forever be wrapped in a very special gown made from his sister-in-law’s wedding dress.

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It’s a little part of me that gets to go with her,” Gracelynn’s aunt, Jenny Leon tells the news station, “It was just the best gift that I could think of at the time.”

The dress will be made by NICU Helping Hands, a Fort Worth non-profit organization founded in 2013 which turns wedding gowns into tiny angel gowns.

Angel Gown Website

The non-profit has 900 seamstresses nationwide and says that they have mailed over 3,000 gowns and have an additional 5,000 that they are currently processing.

Founder Lisa Grubbs thanks the volunteers for the dress donations, “This is what it meant to have somebody honor our baby and their life, no matter how short it was. Thank you for understanding that a child matters, even in death.”

A MIRACLE: BABY BORN 15 WEEKS EARLY GOES HOME !

Posted in Premie with tags , , , , on January 24, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Staff at San Joaquin General had never seen a baby this small survive, but this little girl born 15 weeks premature, just under 11 ounces, is finally going home.

According to pro-life sidewalk counselor Terri Lawler Palmquist , the hospital that is right behind the Family Planning Associates (FPA) abortion chamber and has had several transports from “botched” abortion emergencies!

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Miracle Baby: born at 23 weeks, weighing 15.5 ounces

Posted in Late term abortion, Premie with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Baby Chelsey survives though born at 23 weeks
John Kass
February 18, 2011
Baby doctors have their schedules, but life doesn’t always abide by some official timetable.

And so months before Tamika Harris’ twin girls were due, she began feeling the pains of labor.

One of the daughters began pushing to leave Harris’ womb after just 22 weeks and hadn’t grown strong enough for the terrible adventure of birth.

So Harris was at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, with the pressure and pain. She felt the first twin crowning and shouted for the nurse, who came to speak to her in the calm voice of nurses everywhere.

Harris knows that voice. She uses it herself, as a 911 dispatcher for the village of Burnham, talking over the phone to the desperate and the terrified.

“She said, ‘OK, we’re just going to put you back into the bed,'” Harris recalled. “I’m a dispatcher. And when people call frantically, you use that calm voice. And I realized she was doing that with me. I’m thinking, ‘No, she’s not doing that! This is an emergency!'”

The first twin wasn’t ready, but Harris and her fiance, Charles Hansbrough, were told she was coming anyway, and with little chance of survival.

Chazey Hansbrough weighed just a little more than a pound when she was born on Oct. 1, 2010.

“We knew that she wasn’t going to make it,” Harris said. “Here’s my baby that I’ve been wanting, waiting for, for I don’t know how long, and she’s not making it. She’s going to die. … So I cuddled her, I kissed her.”

Less than five minutes after the birth, her daughter was gone. But the parents had no time to grieve.

“I had to actually snap out of it very quickly and I had to realize that I have another baby inside of me, that I can’t be so upset, so emotional that I deliver her and she doesn’t make it,” Harris said.

Doctors expected the other twin, daughter Chelsey, to follow quickly. But she didn’t. Something kept Chelsey back, kept her inside her mother, kept her safe long enough for her lungs to grow and save her life.

Chelsey stayed inside the womb for eight more days. That gave doctors enough time to give her mom two injections of steroids to promote the lung development. Those extra days made the difference between life and death.

Chelsey was born on Oct. 9, at 23 weeks and three days gestation. Babies born that early have only an 18 percent chance of survival, according to the National Institutes of Health.

But Chelsey survived. At birth she weighed 15.5 ounces.

She was the size of her daddy’s fist.

“It was like it was preset, like God had said, ‘I’m going to keep your baby for eight days. I’m going to give you this shot for two days, and then we’re going to have her,'” said Charles, her dad.

Chelsey stayed at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for 100 days.

There were transfusions. There were monitors beeping. In a NICU, a baby’s hand is so tiny when strapped to one of those boards with all the tubes and the wires extending, the hand waving as if holding a sail.
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