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Baby born with amniotic sac intact, placenta and umbilical cord tucked inside

by | Feb 23, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

babyinsackOver the years—indeed over the decades—pro-abortionists have offered up painfully arcane explanations to convince the public that the unborn does not deserve legal protection at [fill in the blank]. Many/most insist that abortion ought to be legal up until birth—and, for some, beyond, depending on the parent[s] whim and/or the child’s “imperfections.”

It’s the tiresome “dependency” argument, which is why the pro-death set slides through the intersection (birth), finding no logical way to apply the brakes (at infanticide).

I thought of what they might say when I read about 10 week-old Silas Phillips who was delivered at 26 weeks via emergency caesarean section. What made this birth truly amazing is that Silas was still in the amniotic sac—his “water bag”—with the placenta and umbilical cord still tucked inside. According to CNN

“It was a moment that really did, even though it’s a cliché: we caught our breath. It really felt like a moment of awe,” said Dr. William Binder, a neonatologist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center who helped deliver Silas. …

Dr. Binder snapped the photo with his cell phone before going to work on Silas, born a full three months early.

“It felt like slow-motion but really, realistically, probably about 10 seconds that we had to sort of quickly pause and be able to do this, because at the same time, we want to get the baby out of that sac, start helping the baby to begin breathing,” he said.

“It was definitely like a clear film where you could definitely make out his head and his hair,” said mom Chelsea Phillips, who first saw the picture hours later.

“He was kind of in a fetal position and you could see like his arms and his legs curled up. It was actually really cool to see. And when I heard that was actually really rare I was like ‘oh my gosh, you’re a special little baby.”

CNN reports that Silas’ doctors say the baby is doing well and should be headed home in about a month. That would be right around his due date!

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