San Diego hospital announces the birth of the world’s tiniest surviving “micro-preemie”

This, from the Globe and Mail, is beautiful:

When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple.

A San Diego hospital on Wednesday revealed the birth of the girl and said she is believed to be the world’s tiniest surviving micro-preemie, who weighed just 8.6 ounces (245 grams) when she was born in December.

The girl was born 23 weeks and three days into her mother’s 40-week pregnancy. Doctors told her father after the birth that he would have about an hour with his daughter before she died.

“But that hour turned into two hours, which turned into a day, which turned into a week,” the mother said in a video released by Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns.

More than five months have passed, and she has gone home as a healthy infant, weighing 5 pounds (2 kilograms). The baby’s family gave permission to share the story but wanted to stay anonymous, the hospital said. They allowed the girl to go by the name that nurses called her: “Saybie.”

Her ranking as the world’s smallest baby ever to survive is according to the Tiniest Baby Registry maintained by the University of Iowa. Dr. Edward Bell, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa, said Saybie had the lowest medically confirmed birth weight submitted to the registry.

But “we cannot rule out even smaller infants who have not been reported to the Registry,” he said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. The hospital said the girl officially weighed 7 grams less than the previous tiniest baby, who was born in Germany in 2015…

A pink sign by her crib read “Tiny but Mighty.” Other signs kept track of her weight and cheered her on as the girl, whose birth weight compared to that of a hamster, gained pounds over the months.

“You could barely see her in the bed she was so tiny,” nurse Emma Wiest said in the video.

This news comes against the backdrop of blue states aggressively attempting to pass abortion legislation that expands the legal right to kill a child in the womb up until birth, the latest of which is Illinois. In Canada, late-term abortion provider Fraser Fellows of London, Ontario told us that he does abortions up until 23 weeks and six days—three days past the point at which Saybie survived.

Look at her picture, close your eyes, and imagine what she might look like once the abortionist got through with her. This is what progressives are defending when they champion abortion, and we should never, ever stop highlighting that truth.

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