Discarded Dead “Fetus” Starts Breathing

by Steve Ray on August 18, 2008

A premature baby who was pronounced dead “came back to life” Sunday after five hours in Nahariya in northern Israel.

The five-month-old baby that ...The five-month-old baby that ‘miraculously’ began breathing after doctors assumed she was dead.

The baby girl, who was in a cooler at the hospital, suddenly showed signs of life and was being treated in the
premature baby
unit.
Doctors estimated that the cooler brought the fetus “back to life.”

The mother, 26, from a Western Galilee village, was in the fifth month of her pregnancy when she underwent a series of tests, during which it was discovered that she was suffering from internal bleeding and that the fetus had ceased to show signs of life.

The woman underwent an abortion and the baby, weighing 610 grams, was extracted from her womb without a pulse, hospital officials said. A senior doctor pronounced the baby dead and she was transferred to the cooler.

The mother who miscarried on...

The mother who miscarried on Monday after five months of pregnancy. The embryo started breathing in a cooler hours after doctors announced it dead.

Five hours later, the woman’s husband came to the hospital to take what he thought was his dead baby girl for burial.

When the baby was taken out of the cooler, she began to breathe. The premature baby was then taken to the intensive care ward, where doctors were attempting to save her life.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

darlajune August 18, 2008 at 11:55 PM

Good thing this baby wasn’t in the US. She would have been left to die.

kentuckyliz August 19, 2008 at 8:12 AM

Agree darlajune, especially if Obama has his way.

Jennifer Browner August 19, 2008 at 10:45 AM

This story still has details to be worked out it seems….I first read it on AmericanPapist.org…then Steve’s blog…VERY different scenarios…one premature birth, the other abortion. The webmasters should try to get to the bottom of it so the truth is carried on, whatever it is…

http://www.americanpapist.com/2008/08/premature-baby-pronounced-dead-comes.html

Jenn

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