Skip to comments.Boy is Aborted 3 Times and Lives
Posted on 02/14/2005 3:50:53 PM PST by marshmallow
A BABY survived at least three attempts to abort it from the womb and was born alive at 24 weeks old. The boy was delivered in hospital after his 24- year-old mother changed her mind about wanting the child after feeling it move on the way home from an abortion clinic.
Although the clinic had told her an ultrasound scan had confirmed the child was dead, she went into labour that afternoon and the boy was born alive.
Now two years old and healthy, he is the first long-term abortion survivor to have been born so prematurely. His remarkable entrance into the world is documented in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
The mother had not realised she was going to have a baby until 22 weeks into the pregnancy and felt that she could not cope with a second child. She was given a series of abortion drugs over four days at a private clinic.
After birth the child was rushed to the hospitals neonatal intensive care unit where he was on a ventilator for 7Å weeks. He fought off several life-threatening infections and suffered from severe lung disease for his first six months. He was allowed home after seven months of treatment.
Dr Paul Clarke, one of the reports authors and the babys doctor at Hope hospital in Salford, Greater Manchester, said: This mother went through extreme hardship waiting to see if her baby was going to make it. She was told to expect him to die so many times. I am full of admiration for her.
The attempted abortions had been carried out at the British Pregnancy Advisory Services Blackdown clinic in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Clarke reveals that paediatricians often intervene to save babies who have survived abortions.
He writes: Late abortion raises serious practical, ethical and professional concerns. The dilemma of being telephoned about an infant born showing signs of life following termination of pregnancy is one that many paediatricians have faced. If viable, and resuscitated, those infants who survive may suffer significant illness.
The paper calls for a review of late abortions at private clinics where there are no staff qualified to give emergency treatment if babies are born alive.
Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, said: It sounds highly unusual. Usually we would keep a woman at the clinic until she delivered the foetus. When women are having a late medical abortion they are normally attended in the clinic by nursing staff with specialist midwifery training.
It would never be the case that a woman would be discharged with the expectation that she would deliver at home.
You mean they don't deliver the coup de gras? What are they, physicians or something?
There are so many "you gotta be kiddings" and "what the *#!!s" in this piece, it's hard to know where to start.
God bless the little fighter who wanted to live and wouldn't lie down and die.
That's gotta be rough on the mother having an unwanted kid.
Sounds to me like we have a "trifecta" here..a medical malpractice suit, a criminal indictment, and a miracle..
I'm a little confused here. Was the hardship that the baby might live or that it might die?
"She was told to expect him to die so many times. I am full of admiration for her.
This deserves one of your pings for sure buddy.
It's gotta be rougher on the baby since someone attempted to murder him!
Hey , give her a break.
She said she was having a hard time "coping" with the pregnancy.
Rape, incest, life of the mother and "cope-ablility"- all the necessary exceptions.
They kind of work on the same principle of slaughterhouses sparing the cow that jumps a fence and runs around town. By the time they catch it, somebody cares about it and wants to help it. Too bad nobody cared about this little guy in the womb
Ditto. This woman repeatedly tried to murder the child.
Thanks be to God for medical incompetence!
Lois Rogers and Sarah-Kate Templeton (the authors) need to get an education.
The boy was not aborted. He survived 3 abortion attempts. The correct title should read:
Baby Boy survives 3 Abortion Attempts
Is this a serious paper or a tabloid? Sorry for my rant all--sometimes it gets the best of me. Rant over.
Amazing story. Thanks.
They sending the baby home with its mother??????
God help us all!
Perhaps one of our English members will confirm or deny.
That's gotta be one seriously pissed off baby!
This kid is going to have an interesting relationship with his mother growing up. "I love my baby so much except that I tried to kill him three times."
Better name him Haysoos.
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