Human Interest

‘Superhero’ baby delivered at 27 weeks after pregnancy complications is now thriving

Clark Cummings was born at 27 weeks weighing just slightly over a pound. The now seven-month-old micro preemie’s father, Blake, calls his son “a miracle baby” because of the many hurdles he overcame in his early days. “They were saying we don’t see babies as sick as Clark very often and do as well,” Mr. Cummings noted.

While pregnant with Clark, Becky Cummings was diagnosed with a rare and serious pregnancy complication called placental insufficiency, in which her placenta was not providing enough nutrients and oxygen to support Clark’s development.

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“Every two weeks we would go in to see if he was growing and every week he wasn’t,” Becky. Finally, when Clark reached 27 weeks, well past the point when a preborn child can survive outside the womb, doctors decided to deliver him. Despite needing oxygen tubes at first, Clark survived delivery with the help of dedicated medical staff, and is now thriving.

Clark’s story is not only a remarkable testament to the resilience of tiny babies, but sheds a light on the atrocity of any baby at any stage being directly targeted and killed in his mother’s womb. Many pro-abortion advocates would argue that Becky’s dangerous pregnancy complication warranted her choosing to abort her son. Instead, the Cummings and their medical team embraced Clark’s life and delivered him early. Every pregnancy complication should be addressed by fighting for the life of both mother and child.


Despite the lie from the abortion lobby claiming otherwise, abortion is never medically necessary. Even if the pregnancy complication is serious and potentially life-threatening for the mother, her child should be delivered and everything should be done to save his or her life. As medical technologies advance, the age of viability for children continues to shift earlier and earlier in the pregnancy, with babies like Clark defying the odds. 

There is never a justifiable reason to intentionally starve, suction, or dismember an innocent human being — born or preborn. Clark’s story is just another reason why. As his dad said, “He really is a superhero.”

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