I love science. I always have. I always will. Science is a window into God’s creation. The more we learn about the created order, the more we understood that none of what we see is here by accident. William Cowper (1731–1800) was right when he wrote that “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” This is true in the operating room as doctors operate on babies while they are still in the sanctuary of their mother’s womb.
The latest example is the story of 20-month old Lyna Gonzalez. During her mother’s pregnancy, doctors discovered a benign tumor the size of a tennis ball growing on her unborn baby’s mouth. Doctors told Tammy there was little chance her daughter would survive birth – and if she did, she would require an immediate tracheotomy in order to breath and have multiple surgeries thereafter.
Dr. Ruben Quintero, a pioneer in fetal medicine, has treated many birth defects and high risk conditions while the baby is still in the womb. Quintero and Dr. Eftichia Kontopoulos operated on Tammy’s baby in utero. Using an endoscope guided by ultrasound they performed a first of its kind surgery and removed the tumor from the fetus’ mouth.
Leyna Mykaella Gonzalez was born healthy. The only sign of the surgery is a tiny scar on her mouth.
One of the scientific developments that is making it harder for secularists to take a pro-abortion position is new sonogram technology.
Approximately 10 years ago, General Electric began running an emotionally gripping TV commercial for their technologically astounding 4D Ultrasound Imaging System. As the tune “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” plays, the commercial begins with a close-up of the loving gaze of an expectant mother. The frame then shifts to the photo-quality image of the face of an unborn baby generated by GE’s 4D technology. As it shows the two parents staring at the image of their child, their emotional connection with this “clump of cells” is obvious and touching. The ad finishes with a shot of the parents holding their child—now a newborn baby, and a narrated voice saying “When you see your baby for the first time on the new GE 4D Ultrasound System…it really is a miracle.”
The pro-aborts hated it. They couldn’t make the case anymore that what was being aborted was just a mass of tissue. It was a baby.
Over the years, doctors have operated on babies in utero. You may have seen the picture of the pre-born baby’s hand grabbing a doctor’s finger as he was working to repair the baby’s spine. There’s a book about the incident: The Hand of Hope. You can see the slide show here.
As these stories get out, and people see the pictures, there will be a change in the way look at pre-born babies and the bloody abortion business.