Anglican Samizdat

May 8, 2009

Heart surgery on a baby inside the womb

Filed under: Pro-life — David Jenkins @ 4:50 pm

From here:

TORONTO — In what’s being called a Canadian first, Toronto doctors have successfully performed a heart procedure on a fetus inside the womb.

A team of doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital expanded one of the baby’s heart valves using a balloon catheter.

The device was inserted through the mother’s abdomen and then into the fetus to reverse heart failure before delivery.

Sick Kids Hospital says the procedure allowed the baby to remain safely in utero for a crucial extra month before her birth on April 15.

Even though this tiny life is called a “fetus” twice, the writer makes a refreshing politically incorrect slip in the last sentence and calls the unborn child what it is: a baby.



  1. I heard this on the radio driving home today. Correct me if I’m wrong – but I thought the ‘baby’ already had a name?

    Comment by Margo — May 8, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

  2. Yes, I believe so – Oceane.

    Comment by David — May 8, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  3. Praise God for His resurrection power. I thank Him for His perseverance, and for continuing to demonstrate His encouraging presence amongst us. Thanks be to God and I thank Him for His love.In Christ’s almighty name – May it all be for His glory.Amen

    Comment by Eva — May 8, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

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