How 'Grey's Anatomy' Just Elevated the Value of Life

Photo: Bob D’Amico/ABC

Photo: Bob D’Amico/ABC

It’s one of the longest-running, popular dramatic televisions shows of all time.

“Grey’s Anatomy” has been a cultural staple in the lives of millennials for the past 10 years. Many of us feel like we’ve grown up with Meredith Grey, McDreamy and friends—and the show has had some truly unbelievable story lines over the years.

And now, the show’s writers took on a real-life emerging medical procedure—fetal surgery.

It’s a rare but increasing practice that is saving the lives of babies with birth defects such as spina bifida and brain tumors—while still inside their mother’s womb.

There is an underlying message in any conversation about human life before birth. That is the intrinsic value of life at all stages, including the tiniest of humans just trying to make it through pregnancy.

In a country where it’s legal to end that life without consequence, fetal surgery raises an uncomfortable reality for supporters of abortion.

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