A picture began circulating in November. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps, “Picture of the Decade.” It won’t be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.
The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, “Hand of Hope.” The text explaining the picture begins, “The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.”
Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture. She said, “The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person” Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome…incredible….an d hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one!
At the bold, yeah no.
If you know even the basics of how a surgery is performed, you would know that the fetus reaching out and touching/grabbing the surgeon’s finger would be fucking impossible.
Do you think the mother of that fetus was awake during this surgery? NO.
She was put under anesthesia. Guess what happens when you put something in a pregnant person…IT ALSO GOES TO THE FETUS.
That’s why drinking alcohol or eating soft cheese or sushi is such a “no-no” for pregnant people.
So, the mother was put under anesthesia and couldn’t move…HER FETUS COULDN’T EITHER. That is how pregnancy and anesthesia work.
Don’t take my word for it, though, take the actual surgeon’s:
The baby did not reach out. The baby was anesthetized. It was not aware of what was going on.
The surgeon never said that it was an emotional experience for him, the pro-life photographer who took said it. The surgeon pulled the hand out himself, as the fetus was fucking paralyzed at the time.
Here, I did your research for you:
Source #1 regarding the inaccuracy of this photo.
Source #2 regarding the inaccuracy of this photo.
Source #3 regarding the inaccuracy of this photo.
Finding those took me, like, four minutes of Googling and skimming.
Do pro-lifers EVER get tired of lying? IF YOUR CAUSE WAS REALLY THAT GREAT MAYBE YOU WOULDN’T NEED LIES AND EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION TO PERPETRATE IT.