Sunny Side of The Stream: Baby Girl Receives Brain Surgery Before Birth

By Aliya Kuykendall Published on May 6, 2023

Medicine, done rightly, is for helping the human body to be healthy and function according to its design. That’s why abortion is not healthcare while fetal brain surgery is. As Dr. Monique Wubbenhorst said, “If abortion is healthcare, my question is: what disease are you treating?”

Beautifully said.

In the case of baby Denver, she and her mom received real healthcare.

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The disease doctors treated her for what is called “vein of Galen malformation,” or VOGM. A vein in Denver’s brain wasn’t formed correctly, so blood wasn’t flowing in her brain properly. VOGM can result in serious heart problems and brain injury if not treated. By performing the surgery in the womb, doctors were able to treat the improperly formed vein early, before major problems developed.

Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, praised this medical feat.

Praise God for life-affirming science and medicine, for life itself and for beautiful babies!


Aliya Kuykendall is a staff writer and proofreader for The Stream. You can follow Aliya on Twitter @AliyaKuykendall and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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