Sanctity of Life
By 01/24/2008 00:00:00
My Little Patient
Ron Bryce, M.D.
Forty-five million have been aborted since the Supreme Court legalized it 35 years ago. But there is one among these millions I personally will never forget, because I saw him do the seemingly impossible - he survived his abortion.
When I met him in the operating room he was moving his arms and legs and looked as if he wanted to cry. The abortionist seemed uncomfortable.
He was a tiny human being who just minutes before had been legally a 'non-person' and had no rights. Now, after surviving the procedure, he had become a legal 'person' and had a right to have us try to save him. Such is the twisted logic of the pro-choice position.
I carried him to his NICU bed. We did everything we could, but over time our efforts proved futile. His breathing grew labored.
His grimace became more pronounced. To me he looked like he was struggling against something he had no way to comprehend. He died after living a few hours.
Abortion is now an intensely personal issue for me. I believe it is an offense against the most vulnerable among us. My little patient put a face on it for me.
Why can so many babies like him can be killed, while the rest of us have our lives and rights protected?
Pro-life citizens across America are observing Sanctity of Human Life Week. During this week I will remember my little patient who helped me put a face on those 45,000,000 innocent human beings.
Dr. Bryce is the former mayor of Red Oak. He can be reached at email@example.com