Baby Born With Four Hands and Feet Doing Well After Limbs Removed

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 15, 2014   |   2:02PM   |   Washington, DC

Over the 20 years LifeNews has been publishing pro-life news, we’ve seen countless reasons why abortions are performed on disabled babies and we’ve published countless stories on parent who rejected abortions despite the physical conditions their babies faced.

If there were any sort of case abortion activists would attempt to use to justify abortion, this might be one: a baby who was one of conjoined twins who was born with for hands and feet after his twin developed improperly in the womb. Fortunately, the baby was not aborted and is now receiving proper care.

fourhandsfeetThe 13-day-old boy was born joined to a headless “parasitic twin” and, together, weighed just three pounds at birth.

Now, the child in this case is doing well after a successful surgery to remove the limbs. The 13-day-old boy, from Huizhou, is at a hospital in China’s southern Guangdong province.

The London Daily Mail has more:

Yu Jiakang, chief surgeon at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center said: ‘They were supposed to be twins, but one had underdeveloped and became deformed.’

According to the Global Times, the baby was diagnosed with pneumonia and congenital heart disease, which is common among children in China, before surgery.

His father, named only as Mr Chen, said he had taken his son to many hospitals near his home but none have been able to give him reasons for the deformity.

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Mr Chen said he blamed himself for not taking good care of his wife and son during pregnancy.

‘I only cared about my work. I just thought of making money instead of taking her to hospital for a medical checkup.’