Thanks to technology (Science!) it is now possible to perform surgery on unborn babies to address a host of issues that may previously have lead to abortions.
The Cleveland Clinic announced today that it successfully completed its first in utero operation to repair spina bifida in an unborn child. The surgery involves a spectacular combination of advanced technology and surgical skill.
Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire includes a list of procedures now considered reasonable and increasingly accessible to qualified patients.
-Amniotic band syndrome
-Bronchopulmonary sequestration of the lung
-Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung (CCAM)
-Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
-Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)
-Intrauterine transfusion (IUT)
-Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)
-Spina bifida (myelomeningocele)
-Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAP sequence)
-Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
At present, there are only about 600 candidates for in utero surgery in the US annually. But children operated on in the womb can have more healthy productive lives. And the technology continues to advance.
Surgery, by the way, is not typically something you’d do to a lump of cells. We do that sort of thing to save people’s lives. And look, surgeons are doing that in the womb. They are saving or improving ‘people’s‘ lives.
The Cleveland Clinic surgery was on a pre-born baby at 22 weeks. That’s something to think about.
Unless of course, you are okay with killing them at birth or right after. Which means that being a person or alive doesn’t matter to you at all if it interferes with your politics.
Something else to think about.