Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, November 16, 2018
From CMMB: Why Is My Baby Gone?
Faith recovering at Mother of Mercy Hospital
Faith arrived at the Mother of Mercy Hospital in Sudan, she had been in
active labor for days and was clearly in distress. She was taken
straight to the delivery room. But what should have been a joyous
occasion, quickly turned to heartache. The midwife found no fetal
heartbeat. Faith’s baby had died.
Like most of the women in rural Sudan,
Faith lives in extreme poverty, in a community without access to
healthcare. Her first five children were delivered at home, a simple
one-room, thatched roof house, without water or electricity. Her mother
was always by her side, as she was when Faith went into labor this time.
Rural housing in Faith's community in Sudan
when her labor didn’t progress as expected, her mother didn’t know what
to do. They realized she needed urgent medical care, but the hospital –
the only one in the region – was more than a two-hour drive from her
home. It took a long time to organize a vehicle, and by the time she got
there, it was too late.
the time she arrived to the hospital, it was too late, and there was no
chance for her baby. After she delivered, she held her little one in
her arms and said goodbye.” – Midwife, Mother of Mercy Hospital
Faith's mother, grieving the loss of her grandchild
women like Faith, living in remote and impoverished communities, giving
life can be one of the most dangerous experiences of their lives and
the lives of their babies. But you can change this.