When Lara Price shared photos of her 12-week miscarried baby son in 2014, she did not realize how much of an impact his short life would have on others.
Her unborn son was just 12 weeks and 5 days along when he died in a spontaneous miscarriage on Feb. 20, 2014, LifeNews previously reported. Price named him Noah because it means “rest” and “peace.”
Price took photos of her son’s tiny body and has since been sharing them with people to help them see the humanity of unborn babies, she told LiveAction News in a new interview.
The photos show vivid details of Noah’s body, his fingers and toes, ribs and eyes – even though he is only several inches long. At 12 weeks, Noah’s heart had already been beating for weeks. His eyes, nose, mouth and tongue were formed, and his circulatory, nervous and digestive systems and vital organs were in place. By 12 weeks, babies have been observed on ultrasound screens sucking their thumbs, squinting and moving their tongues.
“His body reveals the miracle of human life,” Price said not long after she miscarried Noah. “If he could help show one mother considering abortion the beauty of her child, then our loss would be worth it.”
Noah’s story is making a huge impact. Price recently allowed his photo to be used in a special video project to educate individuals about the reality of abortion. According to the interview:
The project, created by Live Action, features former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, who describes what truly occurs during the most common abortion procedures.
Most abortions in the U.S. occur in the first trimester, when babies Noah’s same age and size — and younger— are killed through the aspiration, or suction, D&C procedure.
Price is sharing Noah’s image in the Abortion Procedures project because she has seen the impact Noah’s life has made. She wants others to see the inherent humanity and dignity of children at such a young age.
… “No matter what your circumstances are, this is a life,” Price affirmed.
Now, she takes that message to those around her by sharing Noah’s photo wherever she goes. In one instance, Price shared the photo with two clerks who were discussing abortion at her local retail store. She recalls that one clerk began sobbing as she shared how she, too, refused abortion while still on the operating table. Her son is now 18.
The number of individuals impacted by Noah’s image has brought tremendous hope and healing to a tragic situation. Despite the loss, Price says she is seeing the difference that Noah made during his short life.
Noah’s photo saved a life not long after LifeNews featured Noah’s story and photo. Pro-lifer Kristen Benfield said she shared the moving photo on Facebook and later received a note from a woman who had been considering abortion. The woman said she saw Benfield’s post and the image of Noah had a “profound effect” on her. The woman said it changed her outlook about her pregnancy.
Kristen Benfield told LifeNews she was elated to know that she was able to play a role in saving a baby from abortion.
Price said the photo of her baby boy will always be precious to her. Though his death was devastating, she said she knows his life had purpose.
“It’s a blessing to see his picture being used,” Price told Live Action News. “I’ve heard of stories of people who sent me e-mail messages and Facebook messages, saying people changed their minds [about abortion].”