Phoenix Aesir Mann was alive for just 14 weeks inside his mother’s womb when he died on October 11, 2015.
At 14 weeks of pregnancy, women are often told by abortion clinic staff that their unborn baby is not a baby yet. They say it’s just a blob of tissue or a clump of cells, but Phoenix proves that wrong. Though his life was tragically short, he has become another example that demonstrates the value of every baby in the womb.
His mother shared his story and photos with LiveAction News:
On July 30, 2015, when my daughter was around five months old, I discovered I was pregnant. This came as a huge shock to us both, as I have PCOS and it took seven-and-a-half years of trying, and many procedures and fertility medications and heartache, to conceive our daughter. We had a miracle baby on the way: our third child.
I had a scan around six weeks (as I have a history of recurrent miscarriage) on 21st August, which showed a heartbeat.
Eventually my first midwife appointment came. I had told her something didn’t feel right, but it was just brushed off.
I carried on as normal, then I hit 11 weeks gestation and started bleeding on September 16th. I was offered a scan a few days later, which showed my baby alive and seemingly well with no visible sign of where the bleed was coming from.
… On the 10th of October, I felt him moving away inside of me; then around 4:40 a.m. on the morning of the 11th of October, I awoke with pains. I originally thought I needed the toilet (I suffer IBS), but nothing came. I kept trying, and then I vomited, which is very unlike me. At around 6 a.m., I got on the phone, as I suspected a water infection, which I am prone to.
They said a doctor would call me back, but to inform them of any changes as I waited. After I finished this phone call, my water broke, and it kept coming and coming (at this point I didn’t realize it was my waters). I dialed back emergency quickly, which called an ambulance for me. They arrived, but just as they came through the door, I had another gush of waters which went through to my pajama bottoms. They came in and checked my blood pressure and asked a few questions; then they said they need to take me in, so I went to the bathroom to change my pants and trousers.
When I sat on the toilet, I felt pressure and I put my hand there, and I caught something and then felt a snap (it was the placenta coming away from the umbilical cord, which is how I caught it). My baby son followed seconds later, born into my hand.
Phoenix’s mother took photos of her tiny baby boy that show the details of his face, his hands and his feet. She shared photos of his little body curled up in the palm of her hand, and he almost looks like he is smiling.
“Look how perfect he is; 10 fingers, 10 toes with nails, a perfect little nose, feet and hands and a beautiful smile,” his mother said. “You can see all his veins, too. He was PERFECT. I miss him every day.”
By 14 weeks, an unborn baby’s heart is beating and brain is functioning. Their reproductive organs are developing, and their kidneys are producing urine. Ultrasounds show them hiccuping, yawning and sucking their thumbs. Yet, the abortion industry often tries to hide these facts from women.
The photos of Phoenix’s tiny form make it difficult to argue that unborn babies are meaningless pieces of tissue. Phoenix is an example of how each and every baby in the womb is a unique, valuable human being who deserves the right to life.