Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
(not the Biblical one) and the Flood
Hugely Miraculous Survival Story
January 24, 2008
Little Noah Markham was one of the tiniest victims
of Hurricane Katrina. When the levees broke, Noah was trapped in a flooded New Orleans
hospital. It took 10 police officers using flat-bottomed boats to rescue
It is an amazing story, but what makes it even
more incredible is the fact that—on the day Noah was rescued—he had not yet been born. And
no, he was not living in his mother's womb. Instead, young Noah was living [biologically suspended in a deeply frozen state] in a canister of
liquid nitrogen. He was, in fact, a frozen embryo—a human being at the embryonic stage of
On January 16, 2007, 16 months after a policeman
grabbed Noah's home away from home—the canister—he was born.
As Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen observe
in their new book, Embryo, if the police had abandoned that canister of liquid nitrogen,
"Noah, sadly, would have perished before having the opportunity to meet his loving family."
And so would more than 1,400 other embryos.
Noah, whose parents named him after another flood
survivor, is a joyful reminder that embryos are members of the human family—members who are
fully human at a very early age. Noah's life may have begun in an unorthodox manner. But
after the doctors implanted him in his mother's womb, his life was that of a typical embryo:
He somersaulted into the fetal stage, and then the infant stage. A few days ago, Noah
celebrated his first birthday. God willing, he will grow into a toddler, a teenager, a young
man—and in time, an old man.
In telling Noah's story, a web log called All
American Blogger said the embryo who became Noah was rescued and defrosted: wrong. As an
embryo, Noah was already Noah.
As any embryologist would tell you, human embryos
are not a part of an organism, like a heart, a kidney, or a skin cell, George and Tollefsen
point out. "Nor are they a disorganized aggregate, a mere clump of cells awaiting some
magical transformation. Rather, a human embryo is a whole living member of the species Homo
Sapiens—a human being—in the earliest stage of his or her natural
It is important that we understand this, because
the lives of many other Noahs are at stake. Too many scientists want people like Noah put to
death even before they have a chance to be born; they want to create, and then sacrifice,
these young lives in the name of biomedical research—or for profit. In order to do this, they
will attempt to convince Americans that people like the embryonic Noah are not fully
human—and thus, not worthy of protection in law. And they will want our taxes to pay for
their diabolical research.
This is why you and I must tell our neighbors not
only about the promising breakthroughs in adult stem-cell research, which does not destroy
human lives, but also about the full humanity of the human embryo. Because they are fully
human, they are worthy of full moral respect. You do not need to make religious arguments:
The scientific arguments will do just fine.
Read Robert George's and Chris Tollefsen's new
book, Embryo, to learn about why we have a moral obligation to protect humans at every stage
of life—even the lives of the smallest people among us.
This article, making such a great commentary as
usual, is borrowed from Chuck Colson's 1/24/08 "BreakPoint" [HERE] on-line e-mail commentaries about
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30 August 2015 follow up: check this, 8 years later, HERE.
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