An Excuse to Talk About a Will Smith Movie-- Does he play one of the best reluctant heroes you ever saw? Maybe it's just me. :)
In the film I, Robot, Will Smith's character, Detective Spooner's, mistrust of robots stems from an incident a few years back. He was in a car wreck. A trucker smashed Spooner's car into another car, running them off the road into a river. Everybody's doomed until a robot jumps in. It has just enough time to save one person. A little girl's trapped in one of the cars. We see her through the window. Spooner looks out through the window of the opposite car, yelling, "Save the girl!"
|Cuddy and Emma|
In a moving scene the photographer's unborn baby hold's House's finger as he performs surgery on him in the womb. This echoes a famous photo.
|House and Fetus hand|
|21 week fetus in surgery for spina bifida grips Dr. Bruner's hand|
* Rachel's Vineyard offers healing after abortion for both men and women. God loves you no matter what!
*A Tubal pregnancy (or ectopic pregnancy )is one in which the baby stays in the fallopian tubes. The placenta cannot get nourishment for the baby, but the tube will usually eventually rupture and could kill the mother.
Removing the fallopian tubes in an ectopic pregnancy is morally acceptable because the procedure is not directly attacking the baby. The doctor is removing the infected tissue which, sadly, contains the baby. Please see this article at Catholic United for The Faith or this one from EWTN written by Edwin F. Healy for more information on the ethics of treating ectopic and other non-viable pregnancies. I wrote more about this in a previous blog post.