Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Every Unborn Baby Should Have a Chance at Life

Oceane McKenzie with her parents Ian and Vicki McKenzie and brothers Gavin age 8 and Owen age 5. Oceane, 1, was the first Canadian to successfully undergo a revolutionary in utero heart procedure at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital.
 One year ago the Mckenzie family faced what could have been a family tragedy. They had found out their unborn baby had heart condition that would have meant the baby would have probably died before or even during birth. They could have easily chose to abort but they chose life for their little girl. The baby underwent surgery in utero that saved her life.
A year ago, Vicki and her husband, Ian, 33, had no idea whether their baby was going to survive one minute out of the womb, let alone one year. In March 2009, at 30 weeks gestation, doctors at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa discovered the baby had a heart condition called critical aortic stenosis, which causes a narrowing of the main outlet valve in the left ventricle. Without treatment, the baby would likely die of heart failure before or during birth.

But the recommended treatment - a fetal heart intervention - is on the cutting edge of medical technology. Doctors repair the valve while the baby is still in the womb. It hadn't been performed successfully in Canada before, and in the United States, where about 24 attempts had been made, half of the babies died.
See full size image That family gave that baby life. Every child should have a chance at life. Each one is a gift from God. You never know, each child that has been aborted had potential. Who knows we might have aborted someone who would have found the cure for cancer by now, found a cure for poverty. Maybe another Einstein. We just don't know because we didn't give these little ones a chance.
All of us pro-lifers need to stand up for the most vulnerable in our society and that being the unborn. We need to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves.

 On a related note: Eight members of the Pro-life Campus club of the University of Calgary may face expulsion for displaying "graphic images" on campus.
Eight members of Campus Pro-Life have been ordered by the university to attend separate hearings next week for what the school has labelled a “major violation” of the non-academic misconduct policy for defying orders from campus security at an April 8 rally.
More here on the Campus Pro-life Club at LifesiteNews
“We shall not abandon the unborn child to be murdered,” they stated.  “We shall not desert the single mom in crisis. We shall not allow the evil of abortion to remain unexposed.  We shall not be intimidated by the threat of force.  We shall not be scared by the threat of expulsion.  We shall not back down from the stand we have made.”
“If they are to punish us, then we are content to let history revile them for their suppression of liberty,” they added.  “If they are to punish us, then let the blood of the unborn child be upon their heads.  If they are to punish us then let the pain of the suffering mom be upon their conscience.”
“So let the university do whatever action their twisted worldview sees fit, for we fear not the judgment of tyranny,” they concluded.
Kudos to those students who are standing up for our most  those precious unborn babies and informing others of what actually happens when one of those babies are aborted!   

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