|Samuel's worldwide reach|
This photo by freelance photographer Michael Clancy, circulated worldwide, shows the tiny hand of Samuel Armas holding on to a surgeon's finger during surgery for spina bifida in 1999 while he was in the womb.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (BP)--Millions of Americans who embrace the pro-life cause are familiar with the remarkable photograph of the unborn infant who extended his hand to clasp the finger of the surgeon performing in utero surgery.
That was the hand of now 3-year-old Samuel Armas, son of Alex and Julie Armas of Douglasville, Ga., who testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee last year.
The hearing, which focused on advances in intra-uterine medical procedures from the pro-life perspective as alternatives to abortion, could contribute to the development of future pro-life and fetal-surgery legislation. Read More