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Episode #1250

Spafford Children's Center- Nestled in the walls of Jerusalem's Old City is the Spafford Children's Center, a holistic charity that helps Palestinian Muslim and Christian children deal with trauma in their lives. The Center has a colorful history, tracing its roots back to a utopian commune established by American evangelicals who immigrated to Jerusalem in the late 1800s. One of those evangelicals was Horatio Spafford, author of the beloved Christian hymn, "It Is Well With My Soul." Kim Lawton visited the center on her recent trip to Israel.
DOC T- For most women who've had a Caesarean section, natural childbirth is usually not an option. The greatest concern is the danger of a uterine rupture during a vaginal birth. While the risk is relatively low, it can be life-threatening to both mother and child, and most obstetricians and insurance companies won't endorse the practice. But there is one doctor who does. Mary Alice Williams talks with an Atlanta-based obstetrician Dr. Joseph Tate, an Orthodox Jew, about how faith guides his medical decision to perform vaginal births after C-section (VBAC) deliveries. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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