I have not seen this episode myself (thanks to no TV), but I received an email from a friend that this show took an unpopular life-afirming stand last week. In the episode "Fetal Position" on Fox's House the show featured a story about a woman faced with aborting her baby to save her own life. Different measures are taken in order to save both lives.
I'm not a regular watcher of this show, and I've heard that they've argued the case for abortion in other episodes, but this video clip is well worth watching. The scene is a virtual re-enactment of the inutero surgery performed on Samuel Armas, whose spina bifida was repaired by doctors at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Samuel's extended hand grasping the surgeon's finger was captured in Michael Clancy's famous photo.
Warning: The video does feature a surgical situation, and blood and tissue are visible up close.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Posted by Matt Lockett at 9:44 AM