This story does highlight many things: that small people in utero are nonetheless people, for starters. And yes, it’s been said a thousand times, but I might as well say it again (why not?)–this baby could easily have been aborted on another floor of the hospital even as extraordinary measures were taken to save her life here.
Thing is, I’m not in favour of the extraordinary measures… not because I think the possibility of disease or illness would make her “quality of life” less worth living, but because in this case, the doctors saving her life in this manner may mean they are playing God. I am personally against in vitro fertilization, for similar reasons. I’d like to be able to flesh out my discomfort with this more fully, so if you agree or disagree with the extraordinary measures taken to save this baby born at 24 weeks, I’m all ears.by