The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by a surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practising at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb. During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. During the surgery on little Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed, hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, "Hand of Hope." The text explaining the picture begins, "The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life." Little Samuel's mother said they "wept for days" when they saw the picture. She said, "The photo reminds us my pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person." "The Hand" of the fetus. You can see the actual picture, and it is awesome...incredible.
Please pass this on. The world needs to see this one.
BORN OR UNBORN CHILDREN
ARE THE GIFT FROM GOD.
PLEASE PROTECT THEM
IN THE NAME OF GOD.
In total contrast to saving the unborn child, here is a true story of a mother having her baby killed in this very sad poem. I cried when I wrote it and cry every time I read it. I wrote it for the mother so that she would change her mind but she had the baby killed regardless of my plea and requests. Father of the baby was an Air-Force Pilot who betrayed her having relations with other girls.
I have done no crime but soon I will be killed here.
My own mother is now going to have me killed here.
My father has betrayed my mother and I am here.
Mother is betraying me by having me killed here.
I am so small, I mean no harm, I want to live here.
Why mother wants me dead, it's all so wrong here.
Oh my God, Where can I turn to save my life here?
I need help, I must be saved and who will save me here?
It's a murder, it's not fair, please save me from here.
Why am I going to be killed? Explain that to me here.
No reason is good enough to kill innocent child here.
I am alive and I am growing, please let me live here.
There is no time; the date is fixed for my killing here.
I am a person, not a few cells, I want to grow old here.
It was their lust, an unsafe sex, I was conceived here.
It's their fault, I did no wrong, why am I punished here?
She won't kill my older brother but she will kill me here.
If it is a crime to be younger then no one is safe here.
I'll soon be dead, what can I do? Please God save me here.
Mother killing her own baby, it's end of the world here.
THAT MOTHER HAD ABORTION AND NO ONE SAVED THE UNBORN BABY.
I TRIED BUT FAILED. I OFFERED TO ADOPT THE BABY BUT SHE HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MAN - AN AIR-FORCE PILOT-WHO BETRAYED
HER AND SHE DID NOT WANT HIS BABY. HER ANGER WAS GREATER
THAN HER LOVE FOR HER OWN FLESH AND BLOOD. SHE HAD HER BABY
KILLED. IN MY EYES SHE MURDERED THAT BABY.
I KNOW BETRAYAL HURTS LIKE NO OTHER PAIN BUT
KILLING YOUR OWN CHILD IS NOT CHRISTIAN.
A FELLOW POET "MINETTE" WROTE THIS AFTER READING THIS POEM.
"The Bible teaches us that the shedding of innocent blood
is an abomination on to the Lord. I cannot think of any blood
more innocent than that of the unborn child. I think this write
should be posted in abortion clinics everywhere."