New surgery exposes 'chink' in pro-abortion armor
HOUSTON (BP) -- Surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston recently performed an innovative new surgery on an unborn baby boy with spina bifida at 24 weeks of gestation. The doctors removed the mother's uterus but left it attached internally and then operated on the child through tiny slits in the womb, The New York Times reported.
Initially, doctors pushed for an abortion, but the parents chose to give their little boy a chance through the experimental operation. The parents know their baby will still likely suffer some damage from the defect, but they hope the procedure will enhance his quality of life.
"We're strong believers in God, and we're at peace," the grandmother told the Times in the Oct. 23 article. "This baby is going to be so loved."
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a WORLD board member, pointed out in his podcast "The Briefing" the contradiction between secular media's support of the cutting-edge surgery and a woman's legal right to abort her unborn baby, calling it "a form of undisguised moral insanity."
Mohler added that we should be thankful for what this surgery and the Times' reporting of it represents: "What we see here is a chink in the pro-abortion armor."
"What we see here is irrefutable evidence," he noted, "even visual as well as verbal evidence, of what it means that unborn life in the womb is a baby."