Monday, December 13, 2004

218 The power of a picture--baby Samuel

Samuel Armas' tiny hand grips Dr. Joseph P. Bruner's finger just as Bruner finishes returning him to his mother's womb - Dec. 9, 1999

The famous photo of baby Samuel's hand reaching out from the uterus of his mother at 21-weeks gestation during foetal surgery, has turned the veteran photo-journalist hired by USA Today for the shoot into a pro-life activist. Michael Clancy, who snapped the photo after seeing the baby's hand jut out of the hole in the womb made by the surgeons, now offers his image free of charge to pro-life groups.


Anonymous said...

Funny, this image also appeared on House M.D., not sure what episode but I remember it, it was with the photographer who desperately wanted a child and they almost had to do an abortion or the mother would die then they decided to surgery without hurting the baby and the baby gripped House's finger.

Anonymous said...

This photo has been all over the place. Its quite amazing if you lose your cynical views and accept it for what it is.

Poker Assistant said...

Calm down!