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Illinois Federation for Right to Life Statement on the passage of SB25

The passage of SB25 is a wake-up call for all individuals in the State of Illinois who believe in the sanctity life.  This extreme legis...

January 25, 2019

OB/GYN: We treat babies before they’re born, so why aren’t they protected persons?

OB/GYN: We treat babies before they’re born, so why aren’t they protected persons?
Fetal surgery in the womb is now becoming common in centers in Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston and Cleveland. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) performs over 150 fetal procedures each year. Heart surgeries on babies in the womb are being performed as early as 21 weeks gestation. Heart valve surgery and atrial septal interventions are being performed on fetal hearts the size of a large grape. Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston is now performing laparoscopic corrective spina bifida surgery before 23 weeks gestation.

The babies in the womb are clearly patients. If they are patients, they are persons, and if they are persons, they deserve our protection.  This is a key concept: the baby in the womb is a patient.

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