By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Baby Lourenco's mother was diagnosed as brain dead when she was 17 weeks pregnant. For 107 days the doctors and nurses in the hospital in Portugal sang to the unborn baby, played music, spoke to him and caressed him. He was born on June 7 weighing 5 pounds 2 ounces and is fine and healthy.
How amazing! One wonders if an American hospital would have delivered him—if at all—at 24 weeks and had all the prematurity challenges that would entail.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons. US Navy/US Government work in the public domain.