ONE FOR THE TINIEST AMERICANS
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List organization, has taken keen interest in a new paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealing that premature babies born at 22 to 23 weeks survive when given appropriate “active care” in a neonatal unit. In the study of 106 live-born infants, 86 of them received such care.
“Eighty-five infants survived without severe complication,” the study said, noting in a conclusion, “This finding should be considered for individualized parental approaches and decision making.”
Mrs. Dannenfelser is troubled by a recent local CBS news report that just such a “micro-preemie” was born during a failed procedure in an Arizona abortion facility. The infant did not receive emergency care, according to newly released 911 tapes released in the aftermath.
“That this child could die with so little national attention speaks to the callous state of our laws on abortion,” says Mrs. Dannenfelser.