Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Baby Boy Survives for Nearly Two Days After Abortion"

This story from Italy caught my eye. Several things in this story are alarming, besides the mere fact that an innocent life was killed.

1. "The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled." The technology today and ease of an abortion have contributed to a growing sense of righteousness on the part of parents who only seek perfection. If these feti were alive and recognized by governments as being human beings, we would call this euthanasia on par with Hitler's executions of Jews, homosexuals, communists, religious and physically/mentally impaired individuals. In the ongoing Western-race towards worldly perfection, abortion is a handy tool, when paired with pre-natal scans, for ensuring that little Johnny and Jane are mentally and physically perfect.

2. "However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die." Doctors left the infant, now alive and born and recognized as a human being to die. I feel like this might violate the oath of a doctor to do no harm.

3. "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." The most effective way to combat abortion, which is truly a horror as this story points out, is prayer. Prayer for the aborted, their mothers, the doctors, and our leaders.

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