Recently, The Washington Post published an oddly titled piece celebrating the miraculous survival of Denver Coleman. Thirty weeks into pregnancy, Kenyatta Coleman learned her unborn child had a pre-birth condition which gave the baby only a 1% chance of survival. With Coleman’s permission, doctors performed a first-of-a-kind surgery. Days later, Coleman gave birth to Denver, a miraculously healthy little girl.
Despite the piece’s clear joy over the miracle of Denver’s life, even calling her an “unborn child” throughout the piece, The Washington Post’s editors ran with this title: “A Fetus had a 1% Chance at Life. A Historic Surgery in Womb Saved It.”
“Fetus” and “It,” not “Child” or “Her”? Talk about underwhelming. … I doubt that her parents, her family, or even the doctors trained in medicalese used that language to describe Denver after working so hard to save her life.
All life is miraculous. All are, whatever their health or ability, created by God in His image. Welcome to God’s world, little Denver!