Reaching Out in Hope, From Her Mother’s Womb
A photograph of a baby grasping a doctor’s finger goes viral, providing compelling visual testimony to the full humanity of unborn children.
BY REGISTER STAFF
| Posted 1/3/13 at 2:50 PM
In this video, Phoenix television station KTVK reports on a compelling picture of a baby reaching out from her mother’s womb to grasp a doctor’s hand during a C-section delivery.
The photo of the baby was taken by her father, Randy Atkins, while his wife, Alicia, was delivering their daughter with the assistance of medical staff at a Phoenix hospital.
The impact of the photo is striking testimony to the full humanity of children in the womb. It has gone viral on the Internet, and the awestruck parents named their daughter Nevaeh, or “Heaven” spelled backwards, after witnessing the event.
And according to KTVK, “Even the hospital staff told her parents there's something almost spiritual about the picture of Nevaeh holding the doctor's finger before technically being born.”
Alicia Atkins, who is a professional photographer in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, has posted the photo here on Facebook.
CNN has also posted a video report about the photo here on its website.
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