Another Breakthrough in Fetal Biology, but…

Don’t look now, but the abortionist may need an extra bucket of sand to bury his head in after two Miami surgeons performed successfully the first in utero surgery, to remove a tumor the size of a tennis ball from the lip of a 17-week-old fetus (now a 20-month-old baby) back in 2010, according to a recently published article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In their article in the AJOG, Quintero and Kontopoulos (who performed the surgery) note that “The prenatal diagnosis of a nasopharyngeal teratoma [i.e., for the GreekandLatinless reader, ‘an abnormal growth on the nose-throat region’] carries a very grave prognosis.

X-ray of Lyna Gonzalez’ mouth tumor before in utero surgery to remove it. (Source: Jackson Memorial Hospital)

“… [A]ll previous cases diagnosed antenatally have been associated with either fetal demise or emergent surgery at birth…We hereby report the successful treatment of an oral teratoma [tumor of the mouth] via operative fetoscopy [internal surgery performed upon a fetus], with the birth of a healthy infant at term.”

What does this have to do with abortion? Absolutely nothing, to the rational, scientifically-minded American. But to the abortionist, it has such terrifying implications on his ideological assertion that a fetus is not a person that he will be unable to stand face to face with it in his data set. He will otherwise be forced into the absurd position that this is not life-saving surgery (with consequences we’ve seen here before).

The abolition of abortion is coming.

In any country whose laws uphold the right of its citizens to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, by nature and not by the gift of the government, the suspension of the right to life in the 21st century will meet the same end as the suspension of the right to liberty in the 19th.

The bigoted of the 19th century, in last-ditch efforts to retain their power of life and death and liberty over human beings like themselves, resorted to redefining their victims as sub-human. Now as then, the enemies of truth find themselves arrayed against the best kind of science: that which with clear eyes and conscience advances to illumination of the truth.

Thanks, dear reader, should you ever find me, for advancing with a clear conscience towards the truth. We may not be together always, and we may hardly ever be together, but on the most important question, may we find common ground: do we seek the truth with a clear conscience?

(Interesting side note, the female surgeon, Eftichia Kontopoulos, has a first name that means Fortunata (Latin) in Greek, or Lucky in English. Just a nice little bit of Latin/Greek trivia.)


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