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A  preemie who thrived as a result of the tender care of her mother and father

by | Mar 4, 2024

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

When she came into the world, she was given little chance of surviving.

She was a preemie, when prematurity was often a death sentence.

So tiny and fragile, she looked like a miniature doll and quickly stole my parents’ hearts.

For the first two years of her life, she remained incredibly thin. It seemed like a puff of wind would blow her away.

Yet, she managed to thrive as a result of the tender care of her mother and father.

The other day, I celebrated my sister’s birthday. It was another milestone in an incredible life.

It brings me to tears to know that preborn babies, in some corners of our country, can be aborted at a time when they could, with sufficient care, live outside the womb.

What a tragedy to cut a life short before the baby has even had a chance to take her first breath outside her mother’s womb. What pain we inflict on mothers who are left to grieve the children they have lost.

So many medical advancements have helped to save micro-preemies who would have perished had they been born in decades past. How can we in one end of a hospital desperately try to save these lives, while in another we take lives through abortion?

Every baby deserves a birthday, no matter her stage of development. When doctors abort, they are killing dreams.

Categories: Premature babies
Tags: Preemie