Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sick, Sick, Sick

OK, I don't normally rant about or post graphic news items on this blog, but I just have to this time. If you don't want to read graphic information about infanticide, don't read further!

I just read this article, which describes an instance in which a baby was born alive at an abortion clinic (as verified by autopsy) and then killed. It sounds like the mother was given drugs to induce labor, but the doctor didn't arrive in time (more than two hours after he was paged) to perform the abortion, and the woman delivered her baby alive at 23 weeks. Two accounts of the baby's death differ. It appears that the clinic employee cut the umbilical cord, but did not clamp it, so that the baby bled out and died. What isn't clear from the two reports is whether the baby died before or after the employee put the baby in a plastic bag and left her in a trash can.

Kind of underlines the significance of the controversy about the president and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, doesn't it?

What amazes me further about this article are the following comments:

"The case has riled the anti-abortion community, which contends the clinic's actions constitute murder."

Really? Is it really a contention when a person is living and breathing and another person causes her to bleed and/or suffocate to death?

And, after stating that the Department of Health determined in an autopsy that the baby was born alive, the article quotes a lawyer saying that prosecuting this case as murder would necessitate proving that the baby was born alive. As though that point is at issue.

Wouldn't you think most people could agree that infanticide is wrong?

8 comments:

allyouwhohope said...

I feel sick. What on earth is wrong with our society that ANYONE would think that is acceptable? It is stories like this that make me wonder if we have totally gone off the deep end. God have mercy on us all.

And I couldn't agree more - anyone with a functioning brain can "contend" that the clinic's actions constitute murder. I just pray that horrific stories like this will at least make pro-aborts uncomfortable and that hopefully a seed is planted in them that something is wrong with this whole picture.

LifeHopes said...

This whole tragedy underscores how radical the pro-aborts have become. That they would sink to depths this low - to defend this grisly behavior - the silver lining is that it can only hurt their cause. They need to back off this one and let the state prosecute and convict. Its a clear case.

Kim said...

I read about this earier. I am vehemently pro-choice. No matter what your position is on this issue, I don't know how you could find this as anything but a dispicable, aggregious act. If that mother had gone into early labor and put the baby in a trash can there would be none of this "pending investigation" nonsense, she would be arrested. The baby was alive...these people should be prosecuted.

I hope you and your wee one are feelign great and the adoption is still going smoothly!

Becky said...

yeah this is pretty crazy, what a poor excuse for a woman even having an abortion, let alone at 23 weeks, my god, she needs to go to jail for muder along with the doctor and nurse!

Hafsa said...

What a terrible story, it's terrible enough to think about abortions being performed while the child is still in utero, but this is disgusting! I pray for pro-choice ppl around the world and for our president, that he makes the right decision. Choose life.

Jen said...

Oh my goodness. I hadn't read that yet. That is awful.

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Of course no one will be held accountable for the death of this innocent baby. I am sickened.

Fight The Good Fight of Faith said...

Horrible, God help us all!!!

 

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