The media was full of the celebration just recently about the survival of a tiny baby born prematurely in Los Angeles – at a weight of only 9½ ounces – less than most cans of soda.
And the case of Melinda Star Guido is ironic, according to Ray Comfort, maker of “180: The Movie,” which has gained a nation’s attention.
It is because, he writes on his blog, that is the size when literally thousands of babies are deliberately destroyed in the nation’s abortion industry.
“The Associate Press today reported that in Los Angeles ‘One of the world’s smallest surviving babies was discharged Friday from the hospital where she spent nearly five months in an incubator – but not before getting the Hollywood treatment.’ This tiny person was born at 9½ ounces, less than a can of soda. ‘Wearing a pink knit hat and wrapped in a pink princess blanket, Melinda Star Guido was greeted by a mob of television cameras and news photographers outside the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center,’” Comfort quoted.
Then he added, “The world is celebrating the survival of the second smallest baby ever born in the U.S. But not too many are asking, ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ This is the age at which babies are legally killed through abortion, and yet there’s festivity and wonder that this child survived.
“That’s like the Nazis celebrating because a Jew survived the horror of their concentration camp. The only reason this baby wasn’t torn limb from limb while in the womb was because her mother wanted her to live. Had she seen her as an inconvenience, a mere signing of a form, and Melinda would have been tossed in the trash, and not cradled in an incubator,” he said.
That is the essential conflict that he addresses in “180,” which now has had more than two million online views, and has sold hundreds of thousands of more copies.
Comfort, who said that already 42 Christian television stations are making plans to put the project on the air, cited the case explained on the ImperfectParent.
The website said the baby was 15 weeks premature when she was born last August.
“Doctors at the time said she was so small, ‘she could fit in the palm of her dad’s hand’. She was delivered by emergency Caesarean section after her mother, Haydee Ibarra, developed severe hyper-tension. Melinda was carried off to the neonatal intensive care unit soon after her birth, and was put on emergency treatment,” the site reported.
“Melinda is now five months old and weighs 4 lb 8oz, and is ready to be discharged. Her eyes and hearing sense are developing well, and her brain scan is ‘normal.’”
Comfort also has launched the “180baby” website to feature cartoons of what the unborn might be perceiving about their environment and future.
“The old maxim ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ certainly is true,” Comfort said. “Cartoons are a very powerful medium because they use both pictures and words. But don’t be fooled into thinking that they are just for kids. You will find them in the world’s leading newspapers, because they have the ability to convey a powerful political message in a short space of time.”
The cartoon messages range from the direct “Please let me live” and “Mom, I’m looking forward to meeting you” to “She’s jogging again” and “It must be winter.”
The goal is to raise awareness of Comfort’s award-winning movie “180,” which advocates for the importance of the lives of the unborn.
“’180′ has the power to change minds about abortion, and therefore the way people vote,” he said.
“Viewers come away saying that they would never vote for anyone who advocates the killing of a baby in the womb, no matter how promising their fiscal policies,” he said.
“I am so glad I took the time to watch ’180.’ It is gutsy and very powerful,” said Stephen Kendrick, producer of the movies “Fireproof” and “Courageous.”
He said he is encouraging those who watch the film to share it with their friends and family, and follow its impact on Facebook.
The video shows the impact of America’s abortion industry on the nation. And it demonstrates how quickly people can change their minds about such a major social issue when presented with the facts.
In the “180″ film it becomes clear that many people are unaware of the diabolical evil imposed on the world by Adolf Hitler and are largely unaware of the facts about abortion and its tremendous toll on life in the U.S.
The pro-life video shows eight people who are pro-abortion changing their minds and becoming pro-life.
In the movie, Comfort tells young adults that Hitler legally killed millions of Jews. Some of the Jews were ordered to be buried alive, and Comfort shows documentary footage of that happening and reports of Jews who survived.
He asks them, “Would you have done that?” Nearly all of them say no, except for two Neo-Nazis.
Then he questions the participants about their support for abortion and the lives taken by the industry.
Ted Baehr, publisher of the Christian family magazine Movieguide, explains, “Ray makes the connection between Hitler’s right to choose to kill Jews, who Hitler said were less than human, and the holocaust of abortion.
“Within a few minutes, one by one, he convinces several of the people he’s interviewing that they are really pro-life. He then goes on to confront them about their salvation and several, though not all, accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.”
The results have been stark: “After seeing this video, I made the solid decision to proceed and keep by baby,” one woman wrote to Comfort.
Another wrote, “When I finished watching the video, I couldn’t stop crying. I couldn’t believe I was going to kill my child.”