How fitting that Pope Paul VI, author of the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae which reaffirmed the sanctity of life, should have as his first officially recognized miracle the healing of an unborn child in utero.
The case involved a pregnant woman in California in the early ‘90s. When a serious anomaly was discovered at 24 weeks gestation, doctors advised the mother to abort. The child would likely die in utero, and if not, then would be born with brain damage and seriously damaged kidneys. The woman refused to abort and continued the pregnancy, praying for the intercession of Pope Paul VI.
When the child was born at 39 weeks, the medical team was surprised to find no evidence of defects. The child was closely monitored by physicians. However, only after he reached puberty could doctors assert with absolute confidence that he had made a full recovery.
It is an error to believe that Christ did not teach a determined body of doctrine applicable to all times and to all men, but rather that He inaugurated a religious movement adapted, or to be adapted, to different times and different places.