Skip to comments.Aborting the 'Wrong' Baby?
Posted on 04/17/2010 1:26:43 PM PDT by wagglebee
The news out of Sarasota, Florida caught many people by surprise. A doctor in the city has lost his license because he aborted what is now described as the wrong baby. Back in 2006, Dr. Matthew Kachinas had been asked to perform an abortion on a baby that had been identified as having Down syndrome and other congenital defects. Instead, the doctor aborted that babys healthy twin.
As reported in The Miami Herald:
A Sarasota doctor has lost his license for mistakenly aborting a healthy twin during a procedure targeting a deformed fetus. Immediately after the Florida Board of Medicines decision Saturday, Dr. Matthew Kachinas was involuntarily hospitalized because he said he planned to commit suicide. Kachinas had blamed faulty ultrasound equipment for the 2006 mistake. He was targeting a fetus with Down syndrome and signs of a heart defect.
CBS News added further details: The woman had asked the doctor to perform a selective termination procedure on the male fetus, which had congenital defects. An ultrasound later showed that the other fetus, a female that did not appear to have medical problems, had been terminated.
What are we to make of this? We now know that the vast majority of babies identified prenatally as carrying the genetic markers for Down syndrome are aborted. National statistics indicate that 80-90% of such babies are now aborted - meaning that we have launched a search and destroy mission on Down syndrome babies in the womb.
The situation with Dr. Kachinas reveals the horribly confused morality that marks modern America and, in far too many cases, the practice of medicine. This doctor was asked to perform what is now euphemistically called a selective reduction. Instead, he aborted the wrong baby, killing a healthy baby instead of the baby identified as carrying the markers for Down syndrome.
Consider what this means for the sanctity of human life. We are now looking at babies as consumer products. We will accept babies that meet our specified qualifications, and abort when medical tests or other factors reveal that the baby does not meet our standards. Human life is reduced to just another consumer product subject to consumer preferences and demand.
Do we recognize what this means? The abortion of Down syndrome babies is a scandal of the first degree, and this nation is growing more complacent and complicit in this scandal by the day. Beyond this, we can be certain that babies are now being targeted in the womb for reasons far beyond Down syndrome. Specialists working with autism are concerned that forthcoming genetic tests will put babies who carry markers for autism next on the list for prenatal search and destroy missions.
This news story out of Florida is a warning to the entire nation. What is the real scandal here - that this doctor was ready to kill a baby with Down syndrome, or merely that he aborted the wrong baby?
The answer to that question will tell us all we need to know about the conscience of the age.
The culture of death is working around the clock to create their "Brave New World".
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I’m at a loss for words, uncharacteristically.
So now I guess to HolyO and LSDers (liberals/leftists,statists/democrats) these evil parents will be ‘punished’ with a defective child because of that doctor’s mistake???
I wonder if they went back for ANOTHER abortion to start over at square one???
God, the evil in this story is overwhelming. :*(
The politically correct term for murdering a baby.
I was at a Farmer's Market this morning and a couple walked by with their two children. The youngest was a little girl about 18 months old and she had Downs. I thought good for them for letting this child live. How crazy have things become that I'd even think that??
In an earlier article it stated that she had the fetus aborted as well.
When the OB-GYN asked us if we wanted to test for Downs, we told him absolutely not because we wouldn’t abort even if.
OMG. What a horrid story. I’ve recently given birth to twins and this breaks my heart. I would have never aborted my children. The doctors wanted to test for down syndrome and I wouldn’t have it.
That poor baby, I have no sympathy for the woman who had the wrong baby aborted. This might not sound right, but it’s how I feel. Isn’t it ironic, almost poetic justice, except I hope she’s treating her downs baby well and not abusing it. That doctor should be ashamed of himself. What a disgusting way to make a living. Might has well be a child abuser, what’s the difference?
Does anyone know if the girl actually did have Downs and a heart problem?
I can’t imagine endangering the whole pregnancy because one isn’t prefect. When the women decided to do this she had to be told that there was no guarantee that the other baby would survive and went ahead with it.
I agree with you. Hitler indeed, what’s the difference between and abortion clinic and one of hitlers gas chambers? I can’t see any difference either.
I don't think there's any way to know.
Those three bastards belong in jail cells for premeditated murder and felony murder.
In about 1980 a co-worker of mine’s wife had a Down’s baby....and at the time I really wasn’t opinionated about ANYTHING...but when I was told by a friend all I could say was....”Oh, they got a SPECIAL baby!”
Oops, I meant did the boy actually have Downs and a heart problem? Or did they go back and terminate him, too?
I wonder how the libs would like all babies with a ‘gay “gene aborted”
Same here. They kept pushing it, and we kept saying "No". They finally got it.
They would probably want that made illegal. Then again, they probably aren’t that worried because, though they will NEVER admit it, they realize that no such gene exists.
All he did was “selectively terminate” the wrong “fetal tissue.” Why is the mother bothered?
The Dr aborted the wrong baby>>>I thought it was a fetus when it was up for abortion.
My prayers for this doctor. I pray that his guilt will be assuaged by turning his life over the the Lord, and repenting for his sins. I believe this is the only way he will overcome his suicidal intentions at this point.
Don’t know what else to say, really... It all just makes me sick — especially when I recall that with my first her AFP numbers were REALLY high possibly indicating Spina Bifida. Thank God they had what were called “Level II” ultrasounds by then (1991) and via the ultrasound we were able to confirm that my daughter was totally healthy despite the “bad” results on the blood test. (We (the technician and I) counted her fingers and toes, and were able to see her eyes starting to develop, and confirmed her spine and skull were developing as they were supposed to — I was about 17 weeks along.) My daughter is now 18 years old, and as healthy as can be - Praise God!
No. It was boy/girl twins. The boy was ‘deformed’ (!) because he showed the probability of Downs and a heart problem. The girl was healthy.
The doctor killed the healthy girl child ‘accidentally’. Someone a few posts before this said the parents also had the boy killed. :*( :*(
Yea, there really isn't any difference between what Hitler did with the Jews and others and what we are doing in the abortion mills. The end results are the same, death and an unholy alliance with evil.
I take care of a lot of Downs babies; most of the parents have the info, so they have done a lot of research and are prepared; so it’s not only used for abortion.
That’s right. They love to manipulate the language so the public will be more accepting.
Pro-Abortion = Pro-Choice
Unborn child, baby = zygote, embryo, fetus
Abortion = termination, selective reduction
Abortion Clinics = Planned Parenthood, women’s health centers
Euthanasia = assisted suicide, right to die
I read in another article on this that she went back and had the downs baby aborted too:
They both are dead. I have no sympathy for her whatsoever. I only feel pity that she had no moral qualms about aborting her child with Downs syndrome. Suppose the girl had lived; wouldn’t she be horrified to learn her parents had had her own brother killed in the womb right next to her? Heck, if she developed a health problem or was injured in some way down the road, would they have wanted to get rid of her? They probably would deny such a thing, but what is the difference between killing a person for medical conditions before birth or after birth? The same person is being killed. The mere difference is age, size, and location.
I think the article raised a good point when it asked what the real scandal is. Is the scandal that the “wrong” baby was aborted, or is the scandal that a “doctor” is legally allowed to kill a helpless child in the earliest stages of his life for not being “perfect” in the eyes of society?
With my twin pregnancy (IVF), my OB just said, “I’m not even going to bother to ask you because I know you’ll just say NO!”
I LOVE that doctor. :-) She’s the greatest.
Oh, what a great doctor! My twins were a complete surprise (blessing). I had no idea until a sonogram at 18 weeks. I thought I was on Candid Camera when they told me!
Yes, they did. per an earlier article. The babies were concieved via in vitro.
Oh, ours were a complete surprise too. A wonderful gift from God after trying for so many years to have a family of our own. :*)
I journaled most of my twin pg on my FR page. I really need to update that thing, the twins are almost 2 and growing like weeds! :-)
That is so sad, and a terrible abuse of IVF to ‘design’ the ‘perfect’ baby. With all of my IVFs I would have fallen on my knees and thanked God if I had gotten pregnant with a child with Down’s or any other ‘deformity’ (God, seeing that poor baby described as ‘deformed’ in the article just breaks my heart. :*( I know so many infertile couples who would have adopted that baby in a heartbeat. :*(
I once took care of a lady whose job was to take care of special needs children. She had a Downs baby, took one look and said “Take him away, put him up for adoption; I never want to see him again.”
I thought this was cruel because this person, of all persons, should be equipped to care for a Downs child.
She then told her family that the child was stillborn.
Actually, he was a beautiful and healthy child.
This act of unMotherly-ness left such a lasting impression on me as a nursing student.
Turns out, this woman was positively humane by comparison.
She killed the other one too.
Thank you! Waco isn’t too far from us, we are up here not far from Oklahoma border...howdy! Did you get a pic of your boys on the news? That’s neat to have seen them on Fox! :-)
No, no, no, no...they WANTED the healthy girl, so that one was a BABY. Since she was a BABY, she had legal rights to live.
The ‘deformed’ boy with Down’s was a FETUS. As a FETUS, he had NO legal rights, so he could be murdered.
There IS a big difference, d’oh
Why is that so hard to understand?!?!
/typical pro-’choice’ liberal meme off (their rockers!)
Here is a good resource site about Hitler’s campaign to rid Germany of “Useless Eaters” and “Lives Devoid of Value”:
Yes, but the test introduces a significant chance of spontaneous abortion.