Anyone who claims a fetus in the womb is not a baby needs to see these pictures. In 1999 a doctor was operating on an unborn baby in its 21st week (2nd trimester) of pregnancy to correct its spina bifida. The entire operation on the unborn child was done by C-section with the child remaining in the uterus. Photographer Michael Clancy was in attendance, taking pictures of the surgical procedure for USA:
As a doctor asked me what speed of film I was using, out of the corner of my eye I saw the uterus shake, but no one’s hands were near it. It was shaking from within. Suddenly, an entire arm thrust out of the opening, then pulled back until just a little hand was showing. The doctor reached over and lifted the hand, which reacted and squeezed the doctor’s finger. As if testing for strength, the doctor shook the tiny fist. Samuel held firm. I took the picture! Wow! It happened so fast that the nurse standing next to me asked, “What happened?” “The child reached out,” I said. “Oh. They do that all the time,” she responded.
These are the amazing pictures he took.
Photographer Michael Clancy goes on to tell how Life Magazine wanted to buy the rights to the picture “to kill it.”