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The tiniest human
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Posted on 01/10/2004 3:35:12 AM PST by cpforlife.org

The tiniest human

This award winning photograph was taken by Robert Wolfe, Medical Photographer at the University of Minnesota. This tiny unborn child was yet alive at this moment, only 6-7 weeks after the first day of last menstrual period, a just removed tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.

"Eleven years ago while administering an anesthetic for ruptured ectopic pregnacy (at two months gestation) I was handed what I believe was the smallest living human being ever seen. The embryo sac was intact and transparent. Within the sac was a tiny (approx. 1cm) human male swimming extremely vigorously in the amniotic fluid, while attached to the wall by the umbilical cord.

"This tiny human was perfectly developed, with long tapering fingers, feet and toes. It was almost transparent, as regards the skin, and the delicate arteries and veins were prominent to the ends of the fingers. The baby was extremely alive and swam about the sac approximately one time per second, with a natural swimmer's stroke. This tiny human did not look at all like the photos and drawings and models of 'embryos' which I have seen, nor did it look like the few embryos I have been able to observe since then, obviously because this one was alive.

"The swimming human was observed by the Head Surgery nurse and our children, who were called out of school to observe such a unique phenomenon. When the sac was opened, the tiny human immediately lost its life and took on the appearance of what is accepted as the appearance of an embryo at this age.

Six months later, at a lecture in embryology at Harvard University, I had occasion to ask the approximately 150 physicians present whether any had witnessed such a phenomenon. All were amazed and none had seen nor heard of such an event…"

Dr. Paul E. Rockwell, Director of Anesthesiology, Leonard Hospital, Troy, New York: Letter to the editor, Albany, Times-Union, 10th March 1970


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; ectopic; ectopicpregnancy; fetus; pregnancy; pregnant; prolife; troy
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“The only difference between a born person and an unborn person is place of residence and age.” Dr. Jack Wilke
1 posted on 01/10/2004 3:35:13 AM PST by cpforlife.org
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2 posted on 01/10/2004 3:37:11 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: MHGinTN; Coleus; nickcarraway; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
The tiniest human

Please let me know if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

3 posted on 01/10/2004 3:37:44 AM PST by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org
As an adoptee from birth, I'm vehemently pro-life. However, when I look at the pro-murder class of people it seems almost detrimental to our cause to take away their "choice". After all, those who have abortions are nearly 100% liberals. They're murdering their own. Who can argue with that? With each and every abortion of a liberal's child, there is one less liberal alive. (I know that's not a healthy way to look at this issue, but when you're given lemons.........)
4 posted on 01/10/2004 3:47:55 AM PST by 11B3 (Democratic Socialists of America: 78 members in Congress. Treason? YES.)
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To: 11B3
With each and every abortion of a liberal's child, there is one less liberal alive. (I know that's not a healthy way to look at this issue, but when you're given lemons.........)>>

Answer: You cannot convert the dead.

Second answer: the vast majority of those who obtain abortions are neither liberal nor conservative, but merely young, stupid and without judgment of any sort.
5 posted on 01/10/2004 3:51:39 AM PST by Ronly Bonly Jones (the more things change...)
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To: 11B3
Kinda like smoking and Social Security.

A person has a responsibility to buy cigarettes and smoke like there's no tomorrow to help pay for the Tobacco Bill and your FICA taxes. Then, if you do things right, you'll die the day you apply for Social Security benefits. I like the way you think, Grunt! :)

6 posted on 01/10/2004 3:56:51 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: 11B3; Ronly Bonly Jones
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."

- H.G. Wells The Outline of History, vol. 2, chapter 41, p. 594 (1921).

7 posted on 01/10/2004 3:57:50 AM PST by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."

And given our "publik edukashun" system, we are LOSING.

8 posted on 01/10/2004 4:00:34 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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To: 11B3
...there is one less liberal alive.

I understand your sentiment, but that unborn child will never get that chance to choose how they want to live out their lives, or make that choice to be a liberal or conservative.

9 posted on 01/10/2004 4:40:50 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Freedom needs a soldier...)
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To: 11B3; cpforlife.org
"but when you're given lemons.........)"

Sorry, but unborn babies are not lemons.

10 posted on 01/10/2004 4:45:18 AM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: cpforlife.org
Wow.

I hope the little guy made it, but.... I suspect not....

11 posted on 01/10/2004 4:48:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (I slam, you slam, we all slam, for Islam !)
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To: Lazamataz
When the sac was opened, the tiny human immediately lost its life and took on the appearance of what is accepted as the appearance of an embryo at this age.

It sounds like they murdered it.

12 posted on 01/10/2004 4:55:19 AM PST by NeonKnight
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To: 11B3
After all, those who have abortions are nearly 100% liberals. They're murdering their own. Who can argue with that?

I can argue with that. I'm a staunch conservative who was born to a family of whacko leftists.

My mom is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to vote for Hillary Clinton for President. 'Nuff said.

13 posted on 01/10/2004 4:56:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (I slam, you slam, we all slam, for Islam !)
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To: cpforlife.org

Reminds me of this pic. This episode had a happier ending! read it here: http://www.alliance4lifemin.org/unedited.html

14 posted on 01/10/2004 4:58:46 AM PST by ovrtaxt (You got an extra Communist Manifesto? I'm like totally out of toilet paper.)
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To: NeonKnight
Please re-read the article. The baby had to be removed from the mom due to a ruptured ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. I would not consider this murder. If this operation had not been performed both baby & mom would have died.
15 posted on 01/10/2004 5:10:57 AM PST by Lakeside
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To: cpforlife.org
Wow. What a profound photo. Sadly, being an ectopic pregnancy, there was no hope for saving this baby.
16 posted on 01/10/2004 5:23:06 AM PST by tdadams
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To: 11B3
With each and every abortion of a liberal's child, there is one less liberal alive.

I disagree. I'm sure there are quite a few children that develop the common sense to realize that their liberal parents are idiots, and do the exact opposite.

17 posted on 01/10/2004 5:32:25 AM PST by New Horizon
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To: 11B3
After all, those who have abortions are nearly 100% liberals. They're murdering their own. Who can argue with that? With each and every abortion of a liberal's child, there is one less liberal alive.

You can't assume that just because someone's parents are liberal that they would turn out to be a liberal themselves. What's going on now is the opposite of the 60s: the young are more conservative these days than their parents.

18 posted on 01/10/2004 5:38:05 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: cpforlife.org
Life BTTT
19 posted on 01/10/2004 5:43:04 AM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: NeonKnight
An ectopic pregnancy is outside the womb. The baby isn't going to survive regardless. At a few weeks development, how do you propose they save it? Obviously it's tragic, but to call it murder is ridiculous.
20 posted on 01/10/2004 5:47:33 AM PST by visualops
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To: cpforlife.org; Texas Termite; Brad's Gramma; farmfriend; Simcha7; Yaelle; No More Gore Anymore; ...
Thanks, cp.

That's an amazing picture!

21 posted on 01/10/2004 5:55:20 AM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: cpforlife.org
Absolutely amazing.
22 posted on 01/10/2004 5:56:27 AM PST by cupcakes
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To: TexasCowboy
BTTT!!!!!
24 posted on 01/10/2004 6:06:38 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: 11B3
With each and every abortion of a liberal's child, there is one less liberal alive.

I was born of liberal parents, and brought up that way. I attended public schools and a state university. I was liberal enough to support Gene McCarthy in 1968. I am now rabidly conservative. Sorry, your statement is a non-starter.

25 posted on 01/10/2004 6:15:24 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: GreatEconomy
Since my lovely wife miscarried last Tuesday...We have lost 7 so far. Tried all kinds of things....

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That hurts. I know you've probably been told this a million times, and I don't normally get religious anywhere, let alone on this forum, but trust in God's timetable. He is in control. Keep the faith. His Will be done. The wife and the son you HAVE are the most important. Allow this to bring you closer together, NOT split you apart.

Best Wishes.
26 posted on 01/10/2004 6:46:46 AM PST by gooleyman
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To: 11B3
With each and every abortion of a liberal's child, there is one less liberal alive. (I know that's not a healthy way to look at this issue, but when you're given lemons.........)

You must be joking.

27 posted on 01/10/2004 6:48:24 AM PST by new cruelty ("I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself." óRonald Reagan)
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To: GreatEconomy
Sorry to hear this. Do you feel you have good medical assistance to help you determine a possible cause? Science has made many strides in the past few years in finding causes for repeat miscarriages. I hope that you and your wife have a happy outcome next time.
28 posted on 01/10/2004 6:50:28 AM PST by LPStar
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To: Aeronaut; 11B3
11B3 said: With each and every abortion of a liberal's child, there is one less liberal alive.

Aeronaut countered: I was born of liberal parents, and brought up that way. I attended public schools and a state university....Sorry, your statement is a non-starter.

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I agree Aeronaut. I was raised by DemocRAT voting Grandparents. I don't hold it against them. I can understand it. They were in the Great Depression and believed that Roosevelt had save them, so no "Old Goat" Republican would ever get their votes. You and I and my Wife converted to Conservative and so have millions upon millions of others from similar upbringings. It's VERY seldom, though, that I hear of a person converting from Conservative to Liberal. I've seen some get disenchanted with the Republicans and turn Independant/Third Party, but they still remain Conservative in their views on issues.

Yes, EVERY unborn life must be protected. White, Black, Brown, Red, Green, Purple, Liberal, Conservative, Communist, Christian, Islamic, etc. Makes no difference at all.
31 posted on 01/10/2004 7:10:24 AM PST by gooleyman
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To: cpforlife.org
Wow... That photo is just mind-blowing. I'm speechless.
32 posted on 01/10/2004 7:15:25 AM PST by 4mycountry (If you're reading this tagline you have way too much time on your hands.)
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To: cpforlife.org
My mistake, I thought this was going to be a Tom Daschle thread.
33 posted on 01/10/2004 7:22:32 AM PST by gorush
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To: GreatEconomy
Thanks for writing back. You helped me count my blessings today.
34 posted on 01/10/2004 7:30:06 AM PST by LPStar
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To: GreatEconomy
I lost at least 1, possibly 2. Nine years later I have a wonderful 4 year old son. He was born 3 months early, at 2lb, 3oz. I can understand some of your pain. You're certainly in my prayers.
35 posted on 01/10/2004 7:47:57 AM PST by kimmie7 (Chuck a chunka serious change to FR today!)
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To: GreatEconomy
Since my lovely wife miscarried last Tuesday at about the same time line this means a lot to her.
My sincere condolences.

My mother miscarried a number of times -- at least once to around 5 or 6 months -- until I was born. I was a difficult pregnancy, too, and probably would not have made it were it not for the fact that my mother had an exceptionally good doctor in Houston, where my parents were living at the time. One oddity is that the anesthesiologist who oversaw my mother at my birth ended up being the father of my sister-in-law. It's a small world.

My brother was born 2 years later without any problems at all.

You'll have sons and daughters to meet in heaven just as I will have brothers and sisters. The beautiful things that were taken away from us will be given back to us.


36 posted on 01/10/2004 7:49:03 AM PST by DallasMike
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To: GreatEconomy
PS: Adoption is wonderful!

(I'm adopted! ;-) )
37 posted on 01/10/2004 7:49:40 AM PST by kimmie7 (Chuck a chunka serious change to FR today!)
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To: TexasCowboy
Thanks for the ping! Jeepers...
38 posted on 01/10/2004 9:05:11 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TexasCowboy; cpforlife.org
That's an amazing picture!

Wow, sure is ...


39 posted on 01/10/2004 9:16:36 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Howie Dean in the South !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/IowaRatsLastMealNewDeal.JPG)
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To: GreatEconomy
You aren't alone. I miscarried last week at 4 weeks and it is still devestating to me.

But I think to myself, I loved that baby more in four weeks than some people get in a lifetime; to my baby, it meant something even if the rest of the world will never know...
40 posted on 01/10/2004 10:18:25 AM PST by dandelion
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To: visualops; All; Lazamataz; TexasCowboy
Scientists are already working on artificial womb environs into which an alive baby such as the one in the photos may be placed when removed from the life-threatening situation. You can read about this and many other related issues of the earliest ages of individual human lifetimes at THIS LINK.

Please feel free to download and print the manuscript, and please share it with your Pastor or Priest and anyone whom you believe may need to understand these issues more fully. [Yes, I wrote it, so I can give it away to readers ... my prayer is that folks will read and begin to understand these issues, before our nation embraces cannibalism as enlightened medical technology.]

41 posted on 01/10/2004 10:34:18 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: GreatEconomy
Makes perfect sense to me. I'm here halfway through my 3rd pregnancy and it has not been a particularly easy road for us to get each of our children. My heart aches for your wife and for you. I will have you both in my prayers.
42 posted on 01/10/2004 10:36:37 AM PST by cupcakes
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To: TexasCowboy
Neat stuff!
43 posted on 01/10/2004 10:37:12 AM PST by blackie
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To: gorush
My mistake, I thought this was going to be a Tom Daschle thread.

You and me both! LOL!
44 posted on 01/10/2004 10:39:34 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: dandelion
(((dandelion)))
You express exactly how folks who value life feel about their children at any point in the conception, pregnancy, and post birth period. At 4 weeks, this baby was already your child so this loss is devastating.
45 posted on 01/10/2004 10:40:14 AM PST by cupcakes
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To: MeeknMing; cpforlife.org; TexasCowboy; Alamo-Girl; betty boop
An amazing question that you can ask of your 'pro-choice' friends is, "Who makes the placenta in which the growing baby resides before exiting into the air world?" No matter where the individual is found, petri dish, uterus, fallopian tube, or liver (a baby was born successfully from a liver last year!), the individual is seeking to survive in its environment.

The vast majority of people do not realize that the baby makes the placenta, for its survival, exhibiting a will to live at the earliest age in its individual lifetime. To this old heart, the will to live is evidence of a soul present, regardless of how that effort is dehumanized by the 'scientific' community.

46 posted on 01/10/2004 10:40:31 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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Check this out. Wow.
47 posted on 01/10/2004 11:41:54 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (End the culture of death!)
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To: GrandEagle
Ping
48 posted on 01/10/2004 12:30:58 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: GreatEconomy
SHALOM!

Dear GreatEconomy and Wife,

You are both very Brave and must have extraordinary Faith!

And also a Lot of LOVE to Give.

May Our LORD Bless and Keep You in HIS Love, Grace and Shalom...His Perfect and Abiding Peace.

Prayers for both of you are being brought to the Throne Room of our KING!

49 posted on 01/10/2004 12:31:50 PM PST by Simcha7 ((The Plumb - Line has been Drawn, T'shuvah/Return for The Kingdom of HaShem is at hand!))
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To: GreatEconomy
If medical alternatives fail, and you both still feel you have the room (in both heart and mind) for more children, I do hope you will consider adoption.
50 posted on 01/10/2004 12:45:40 PM PST by visualops
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