Her name is Noelle Christine Aguiar and her prognosis is good. After seven months in the hospital and many grim reports from the doctors who didn’t give her much of a chance at survival, she has gone home weighing in at six pounds, seven ounces.
Lifenews.com, a pro-life advocate group reports:
Her mother reflects on the long, uncertain months that they faced: “When she smiles, it makes all of it worth it. Every IV, every blood stick, every surgery. That smile erases it all away.”
Too often people justify abortions because of the preborn child’s abnormalities or possibility of death. They argue that it is more merciful to kill a preborn child with abnormalities than to let it live. They argue that parents should have the option to kill a preborn child that might die in the womb, rather than wait to see if it will live.
And according to lifeactionnews.com
After a three-month hospital stay, Noelle went home for the first time. Often, premature babies struggle with various medical issues, but they are quite the fighters. Noelle is certainly no exception. In late June, the Aguiars returned to the hospital because Noelle had pulmonary hypertension. Because her lungs had not been fully developed at birth, extra strain had been put on her tiny heart, and it was about to fail. Despite Noelle’s ability to fight for her life, Tom and Jill realized that this time, they might not be bringing their daughter home. Tom said, ”If this is the time God has given us with her, we’re grateful for that.” And Jill agreed: “We never expected to even have one day with her.”
A local Fox News station filed this report:
Commentary: This is a story that in my mind makes it clear that modern medicine and a hope in Christ can and does produce miracles.
It’s unfortunate that there are those pro-choice advocates who believe that Noel isn’t a life at all or at best not a life worth saving; but this story and certainly many others make it clear that every life has a chance and as a people we should make that chance available to every single Noel out there.