One of a kind

Opening Statement of Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director of the National Right to Life Committee, at the Joint Hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee And the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee, March 11, 1997:

“We need to remember that “birth” and “full-term” are 2 very different things. My own youngest son Thomas, who is here with my wife Carolyn today, was born 13 weeks before full-term. He weighed only 1 pound, 12 ounces.

After his delivery – by emergency Cesarean section – as he lay fighting for his life in the intensive care neonatal nursery, he looked as small and hairless as “a skinned squirrel,” as my father, a Wisconsin outdoorsman, said later.

But that same “fetus,” born so terribly prematurely, now runs to hug me when I return home from work. He likes to engage in all manner of wordplay. He embraces every aspect of life with insatiable curiosity and relentless enthusiasm.

He is one-of-a-kind.

But so are they all.

Mei Ling Rein. Abortion: an Eternal Social and Moral Issue (Wylie, Texas: Information Plus Reference Series, 2000)

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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