Vermont Right to Life wants interested Vermonters to know that they can address the UVM Medical Center’s Board of Trustees about its policy of performing elective abortions. The board will meet 2 pm Thursday, Sept. 10.
Information to be read at the online meeting of the board, during the time set aside for public comment, can be emailed to Karrie Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is suggested that you ask for confirmation that she has received your comments and that they will be read at the meeting. The following testimony has been submitted by Mary Beerworth, executive director of Vermont Right to Life.
To the UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees:
It was exciting to read the recent online account of the triplets who survived their premature delivery thanks to the care they received by a team of dozens of medical personnel at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.*
The babies were born at around 22 weeks, 6 days gestation. One of the babies weighed 1.47 pounds at delivery and the other two weighed 1.08 pounds.
The prognosis for the babies was precarious to say the least. But, according to the article, both parents told the medical team, “Do everything you can to save them.”
A UVM MC neonatologist commented that, “We’ve perfected our team approach to an optimal system of care starting with maternal-fetal medicine during the pregnancy and delivery, and continuing to the NICU where respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners and nurses all work together to provide round-the-clock care.”
One physician on the care team expressed it this way in the story: “It really is amazing, because you can learn about the number of premature infants that survive, but really experiencing it with the parents and seeing the joys in their faces, and the kids too, it’s just magnificent.”
One of triplets was born at the end of December 28, 2019 and the other two on January 2, 2020. After four months of care, all 3 babies went home “babbling, cooing, laughing, smiling and rolling over.”
Sadly, unborn babies are aborted at the very same age as the micro-preemies born and cared for at the UVM Medical Center.
For some unborn babies at UVM MC there will be no team of care providers, no nurses and doctors working around the clock, no help with breathing, no human touch – only the abortionist’s tools and death.
For more information on Vermont Right to Life, go to www.vrlc.net.
Photo: Mary Beerworth