Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Misleading photo

JD Curtis, in his latest anti-abortion screed, has yet again used another misleading photo.

He claimed the photo is "Baby Samuel at 21 weeks grasping the finger of the surgeon operating on his mom's uterus"

But the surgeon in the photo says differently.

"It has become an urban legend," says Bruner, the Vanderbilt University surgeon who fixed the spina bifida lesion on Samuel.

Samuel and his mother, Julie, were under anesthesia and could not move.

"The baby did not reach out," Bruner says. "The baby was anesthetized. The baby was not aware of what was going on."
 The surgeon is actually putting the arm back in after performing the spina bifida surgery.

If JD wants to be taken seriously he needs to stop referring to women as "Femi-Nazis".