Baby Born 4 Months Premature Lives 01/25/2012

by Moody Adams
Becky Yeh - OneNewsNow California correspondent - 1/25/2012 4:15:00 AM
A pro-life advocate contends that one of the world's smallest living babies is proof that abortion activists are wrong about the issue of life.

California's smallest baby headed home January 20, after spending nearly five months in the hospital. Baby Melinda Guido was born four months premature and weighed a little over nine ounces. The Los Angeles Times reports that the baby was small enough to fit in the palm of her doctor's hand, being the size of a soda can at birth.

Baby Melinda is the second smallest baby in the United States and among the world's tiniest surviving babies. The LA Times says she lived inside an incubator for the first four months of her life and was kept on a machine that helped her breathe. Baby Melinda was also given nutrients through a feeding tube.

Dr. George Delgado, the medical director at Culture of Life Family Services in Southern California, points out that when Melinda was born, she was still young enough to be legally aborted.

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