Skip to comments.We execute the innocents (Andrew Bolt on abortion)
Posted on 11/29/2005 10:13:20 PM PST by naturalman1975
IN Australia, we are too ashamed to even mention the babies born alive after botched abortions - only to be left to die.
What hypocrites we are. We are hysterical over the execution of a drug trafficker, but say nothing at all on the effective execution of babies, outside or inside the womb.
But in Britain the silence over these children is being broken. Doctors in Britain have warned their Department of Health that up to 50 babies a year there are born alive in late-term abortions gone wrong.
The doctors fret that they could be charged with murder, though I'm actually more alarmed by the fate of the babies than by the legal hassles of those who kill them.
So Britain's Confidential Inquiry into Maternal and Child Health this month announced it would investigate these deaths, as will the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Of course, they'll probably do no more than recommend that late-term babies being aborted be first injected with poison in the womb, as often happens here, to ensure such, um, legal difficulties don't occur.
But a parliamentary committee will next week at least hear from a woman who can't accept such killings and for reasons you may guess, simply by knowing how she was born.
Gianna Jessen, 28, was aborted as a baby but, mercifully, allowed to live -- and was able to. The Nashville musician was, however, left with cerebral palsy.
"If abortion is about women's rights, then what were my rights?" she asks.
What indeed? In the abortion ideology of the modern feminist, such a baby girl has no rights at all. At best, a Gianna might be killed in the womb rather than be born alive in a bungled abortion, to die in a dish. Some choice.
Here is a feminism that kills. No one who defends it can dare tell me in the same breath that they oppose capital punishment as evil.
Why is hanging a smuggler of heroin worse than tearing a living, crying baby from a womb and killing it?
Britain, to its credit, now has the courage to inquire into this terrible practice -- one more common now as women increasingly have abortions later. In Australia, our only hope is that a Sydney court case might at last end our own cowardly silence.
For too long, our doctors have avoided even recording the births -- and then deaths -- of babies who survive abortions. Greg Cavanagh found this out when he was tipped off by a horrified midwife about the abortion at 22 weeks of Jessica Jane, born alive in a Darwin hospital in 1998.
Cavanagh, the Northern Territory coroner, was told how Jessica, tiny but perfect, was slipped into a stainless steel dish and left alone in a room where she cried until she died, 80 minutes later.
At the inquest he called, he was also told that other late-term babies had been born alive after abortions in the NT, only to die. And none of those deaths had been reported to him or publicised in any way.
It has been the same story in NSW. A coroner investigated the death of a baby found alive in a bin after an abortion in Sydney's Westmead Hospital and also learned there had been more such cases, none of which had been reported.
I haven't heard of similar tragedies in Victoria, but who would tell? Or perhaps our doctors more routinely do what a doctor at Melbourne's Royal Women's Hospital did to a healthy girl called Jessica, already 32 weeks in the womb, and first kill the fetus with an injection to the heart.
In this Jessica's case, the doctor, who can't be named, thought she was a dwarf, which allegedly made her superstitious mother threaten to kill herself if she didn't get an abortion. It now turns out the doctor may have been wrong, though the hospital denies it. But I can't tell you much more, thanks to legal restrictions and the say-nothing culture of the abortion industry.
But perhaps that say-nothingness may yet end, even here, now that Sydney abortionist Suman Sood was last month ordered to stand trial on charges of manslaughter following an alleged late-term abortion she performed.
It is alleged that she handed an abortion drug to a woman who went home and gave birth to her son in her toilet. The boy was fished out and rushed to hospital, but died five hours later -- which, I guess, was the desired result anyway. Sood is fighting the charges.
Will this court case prompt us at last to have the debate over late-term abortions that we're running from so hard? Will our politicians heed their consciences on these deaths?
Dare we at least hope that our political bishops, with so very much to say on industrial relations reform, spare a moment to say just one sentence, just one sombre word, for pity's sake, on this killing of babies who are able to breathe, cry and struggle for the few lonely hours we let them live?
As background, on Friday, drug trafficker Van Tuong Nguyen, an Australian citizen, will be hanged in Singapore. This has become the biggest news story in Australia in recent weeks. The Australian government has done its best to try and persuade Singapore not to hang him - which is something Australia as a matter of policy guarantees to all its citizens - that they will try to help them if they are accused of serious crimes overseas - but the left, predictably, are constantly accusing the government of not doing enough and turning this into a major sob story.
State sanctioned murders of murderers is plain murder. But, killing unborn babies is just a medical procedure absolutely need for women's health.
Glad my mom did not decide to be healthy that way. :D
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