Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly a day later.

By Simon Caldwell
Published: 4:29PM BST 28 Apr 2010

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

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

From the article: "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. "

How do people not see these babies as human?

Unbelievable. :nope:

I wonder if under Italian law, the Doctor is liable for murder…

That’s the line that’s going to haunt me. Trying THREE times to kill him! I hope he isn’t living with his birth mother - can you imagine ever finding out your mother wanted so badly to kill you?

the only good that can possibly come out of such horrible events, is that more people understand that these are unborn babies. wholly human, and wholly deserving of birth and life.

Thank God the priest discovered this poor child and an attempt was made to try and save him.
I’ll bet dollars to donuts that this happens more than we know about in THIS country…but then again, our fearless leader sees NOTHING wrong with leaving such an infant to die here, either.
This makes me sick to my stomach.

And as for the 5 year old who survived not one, not two, but THREE attempts at being killed by his own mother…I hope he is a million miles away from her at this moment and remains so forever.

Erin, the article mentions that the Italian police are investigating the hospital for homicide. That’s really great, but here’s the logic: because the baby survived, it’s homicide, but if the procedure works it’s the woman’s right? :shrug:

And they call themselves “Doctors”. That poor infant! I hope the priest baptized that baby so it is with the Lord today.

I wondered what happend to that old, apparently outdated, Hippcratic Oath, which includes: Primum non nocere “First, do no harm.”
I guess the new version reads more like “Do no harm, unless the mother prefers it and the baby hasn’t fully left the birth canal.”

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.

I remember that case. They had opted to abort because the baby was supposedly ill…but it turned out the tests had been incorrect.:frowning:

What I understand about Italian abortion laws is that the baby’s body can be released to the family for a funeral…if it isn’t a baby, why the funeral…?..:frowning:

Here is an article about the Manchester baby, I think the Telegraph article has the incorrect dates. The Manchester baby was 2 in 2005, so he would be 7 now.
The mother changed her mind after taking Ru 486 when she felt her boy move for the first time. This is a woman who regretted her decision to have an abortion, as so many have, but was lucky enough to be have a chance to correct it. We should embrace her, not shun her. Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to judge and a little quicker at forgiving.

Yep, the logic is totally sick.

How can pro-aborts look at a preemie (the Duggars’ baby for example) who is capable of surviving outside the womb after being born at the same gestation that numbers of women are choosing to abort, and rationalize that it’s NOT infanticide??

I’ve never understood it, and I doubt I ever will. :frowning:

very true.

Aborted for a cleft lip and palate
The baby – weighing just 11oz – survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabro hospital, but 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 and breathing.
The priest raised the alarm and doctors immediately arranged for the infant to be taken to a specialist neo-natal unit at the neighbouring Cosenza hospital, where he died on Monday morning.

This is just one of the saddest things I have ever heard, especially as my husband and I pray every night that God sends us a baby. A cleft lip?! I would have loved him. So many couples would have loved him. Nobody deserves to die in the trash like that.

it is so, so evil and hypocritical. if you don’t want him and are able to kill him, he’s just a fetus and has every “right” to be aborted. if he survives the abortion and is discovered alive, he is rushed to neo-natal care and is now a baby deserving of a chance at life.

someone must see the insanity and confusion of this whole thing… :frowning: a cleft lip??? are you kidding? “i want a pretty baby, and i have every right to abort my slightly imperfect yet still wholly viable fetus”. disgusting.



Hey here’s an idea. why doesn’t God knowing abortion is happening, decide to make abortion-resistant babies? These babies would have the fllowing characteristics…
baby’s genetic code is trillions and trillions of times more densly coded than ours, immune system can destroy anything nearly instantly.
baby’s skeleton is reinforced with a super-strong unknown alloy that only God knows how to create and scientists cannot analyse or reproduce because it is beyond their ability. if doctors try to abort baby by crushing skull or ssuction baby’s structure fully resists all such attempts.
finally: baby’s muscles are extremely strong. if abortion succeeds very strong, very smart baby destroys all abortion equipment in the hospital/place. lastly if somehow doctors are about to succeed in aborting baby, baby secretes strong acid through his/her skin which melts and destroys everything it touches, instantly! again, acid composition is unknown except by God who created it.
These abortion resistant babies would have the abortion industry in a panic. soon afterwards, abortion would be no more. if babies if people try to burn them, well that would not work because God would keep all fire away. in short, now we got babies that can fully resist abortions from the moment of conception!
That would be so cool if God creates abortion resistant babies! maybe the world would learn its lesson then!


This is so sad and cruel. How could anyone do this? There are just so many couples looking to adopt and would provide a loving home to these poor babies.

Well if god would create abortion resistant babies then there would be no more abortions because the babies could not be aborted, it would be impossible. I hope, God willing that God will create fully abortion-fesistant babies! the abortion industry would be destroyed in no time, and the babies themselves would be the ones to do it.

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