Baby boy survives for two days after botched late-term abort

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Baby boy survives for two days after botched late-term abort

Postby Bill Whatcott » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:11 am

Rebelling against God and violating His command to protect and cherish innocent human life always brings about unexpected consequences....... shameonyou
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"They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind." Hosea 8:7

Baby boy survives for two days after botched late-term abortion
By Simon Caldwell
Last updated at 1:41 PM on 29th April 2010
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A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found to be still alive the next morning and died the following day.

The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy.

The case has reignited controversy on the legality of abortion in the devoutly Roman Catholic country.

It could also raise questions in Britain over the legal lower limits for abortion and the ability of a foetus to survive outside the womb.

The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after pre-natal scans suggested her baby was disabled.

But the infant survived the termination, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die.

He was discovered alive the following day - some 20 hours after the operation - by Father Antonio Martello, the hospital chaplain who had gone to pray beside his body.

He found that the baby, wrapped in a sheet with his umbilical cord still attached, was moving.

The priest raised the alarm and doctors immediately arranged for the infant to be taken to a specialist neo-natal unit at a neighbouring hospital where he died on Monday.

Italian police are investigating the case for 'homicide', as the law in Italy imposes an obligation on doctors to try to preserve the life of a child if he or she survives an abortion.
Italian health minister Eugenia Roccella said an inquiry would be held

Inspection: Health minister Eugenia Roccella said an inquiry will be held

The Italian government is also considering an inquiry into the conduct of the hospital staff.

A spokesman for the British-based ProLife Alliance said: 'There cannot be anybody in the world who is not horrified by a story like this.'

Most abortions at 22 weeks involve the induction of the birth, normally resulting in the death of a foetus.

Since 1978 abortion has been available in Italy in the first trimester but is restricted to specific circumstances, such as disability, in the second.

The government is considering a review of the working of the laws.

The legal upper limit for abortion in the UK is 24 weeks.

In 2005, a baby boy in Manchester was born alive at 24 weeks after surviving three attempts to abort him. He is now a five-year-old schoolboy.

Eugenia Roccella, the Italian sub-secretary of Health, said that the Ministry of Health will send its inspectors to the hospital to ensure that the case is effectively addressed and to verify that respect has been shown for the law that 'prohibits abortion when there is the possibility of an autonomous life for the foetus'.

She said the child's death represented a 'grave case of therapeutic abandonment of a very premature newborn... an act against the sense of human pity but also against all ethics of medical practice'

The case is causing uproar in Italy because it is the second involving a foetus of that age surviving the procedure in just three years.

The other involved a baby in Florence who weighed just 17oz when he was aborted at 22 weeks because of a suspected genetic disorder – but lived for three days.
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Re: Baby boy survives for two days after botched late-term a

Postby evolution8 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:50 pm

It is very sad that abortion is legal in this devout Catholic country. sad1
This poor little fellow has every right to live! My grandson Enzo was diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus and spina bifida and the doctors here did
everything they could to save his life. Abortion is definitely NOT an option for us. thumbdown
Anyways, I'll try to post some pictures and videos here, it will take some time to fully document this whole thing
but here's how he looked like when he was born:

Spina Bifida

To be continued...
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