Popular TV show House Shows Unborn Child Grabbing Doc’s Finger

Popular TV show House Shows Unborn Child Grabbing Doc’s Finger – Must See YouTube Clip

A dramatic episode of the popular evening television drama, House, that shows an unborn child, from an opened womb, grasping a surgeon’s finger during surgery, has led to flood of Internet chatter.

The screenplay presents a 42 year-old, pregnant rock and roll photographer who suffers a stroke. Doctors discover the cause is a rare condition called Maternal Mirror Syndrome, in which the mother’s health mimics the distress level of her unborn child. The baby’s kidneys are failing, a situation that is likely to end in the death of both mother and child.

The diagnostician recommends abortion, steadfastly refusing to consider the unborn child a person and insisting on calling him a “fetus”, but the mother, Emma, adamantly refuses to consent. Emma begins to suffer life-threatening symptoms including jaundice and liver failure but she continues to refuse to abort and her child is two weeks away from viability.

Emma’s determination to save the life of her child convinces the doctor to try a revolutionary surgery in which the uterus is carefully removed from the mother, opened and the child treated and returned to the womb.

During the course of this delicate surgery the famously unemotional and sardonic doctor stands transfixed as the child reaches out of the uterus and grasps his finger with a tiny hand.

Many pro-life viewers are likely aware that the surgery depicted, and the riveting moment of contact between the child and the doctor, is a re-enactment of a real life surgery that saved the life of Samuel Armas, whose spina bifida was repaired by doctors at Nashville ‘s Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1999. The photo of Samuel’s tiny hand grasping his doctor’s finger has become an icon of the human nature of the unborn.

Popular TV show House Shows Unborn Child Grabbing Doc’s Finger

Popular TV show House Shows Unborn Child Grabbing Doc’s Finger – Must See YouTube Clip

A dramatic episode of the popular evening television drama, House, that shows an unborn child, from an opened womb, grasping a surgeon’s finger during surgery, has led to flood of Internet chatter.

The screenplay presents a 42 year-old, pregnant rock and roll photographer who suffers a stroke. Doctors discover the cause is a rare condition called Maternal Mirror Syndrome, in which the mother’s health mimics the distress level of her unborn child. The baby’s kidneys are failing, a situation that is likely to end in the death of both mother and child.

The diagnostician recommends abortion, steadfastly refusing to consider the unborn child a person and insisting on calling him a “fetus”, but the mother, Emma, adamantly refuses to consent. Emma begins to suffer life-threatening symptoms including jaundice and liver failure but she continues to refuse to abort and her child is two weeks away from viability.

Emma’s determination to save the life of her child convinces the doctor to try a revolutionary surgery in which the uterus is carefully removed from the mother, opened and the child treated and returned to the womb.

During the course of this delicate surgery the famously unemotional and sardonic doctor stands transfixed as the child reaches out of the uterus and grasps his finger with a tiny hand.

Many pro-life viewers are likely aware that the surgery depicted, and the riveting moment of contact between the child and the doctor, is a re-enactment of a real life surgery that saved the life of Samuel Armas, whose spina bifida was repaired by doctors at Nashville ‘s Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1999. The photo of Samuel’s tiny hand grasping his doctor’s finger has become an icon of the human nature of the unborn.

Good Friday Rosary

The State Program Director of the Knights of Columbus has sent around the following request:

Imagine what might happen if every Catholic in the world would pray a Rosary on the same day! We have an example in October of 1573, when Europe was saved from the invasion of the mighty Turkish fleet. Europe was saved by the praying of the Rosary by all Christians! So, on Good Friday, let’s all pray a Rosary for the intention of ending abortion, including an end to terrorism. If possible, please pray your Rosary between noon and 3:00pm.

Also, please e-mail this message to every Catholic on your address list, and ask them to pass it along to every Catholic on their lists. Let’s unite in praying one of the most powerful prayers on one of the holiest days for this increasingly urgent intention.