An article about a woman who takes beautiful pictures of babies who have died just as soon as they are born, as a memory for the grieving family:
Many people find the idea of photographing deceased children morbid, and I respect this view. But these grief-stricken parents must, for the most part, leave the hospital empty-handed. This life they dreamed of and hoped for stays behind – in the morgue. While other parents leave clutching a treasured bundle, the families I photograph take only a baby hat, footprints and handprints, and a tiny hospital bracelet. My photos are powerful. My photos are proof. They say to one and all: This life was lived, even if only in utero. This life mattered. This baby was our baby and we love him.
Pro-choice folks make fun of pro-lifers. They call us “fetus fetishists” and other odd assorted names. But is it so funny to consider these fetuses as lives lived, even if only in utero? Is it so risible to envision that those lives matter? It’s simply consistent when pro-life people step back and say these lives matter, wanted or unwanted. It’s not so strange to think of the fetus in the womb as a life lived. This article shows that really well.by