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Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion
Telegraph ^ | April 27, 2010 | Simon Caldwell

Posted on 04/28/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT by NYer

The 22-week infant later died 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.

However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and 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 neonatal unit at a neighbouring hospital where he died on Monday morning.

Italian police are investigating the case for "homicide" because infanticide is illegal in Italy.

The law means that doctors have had an obligation to try to preserve the life of the child once he had survived the abortion.

The Italian government is also considering an inquiry into the conduct of the hospital staff.

The case has reignited controversy on the legality of abortion in the proudly Roman Catholic country.

It could also raise questions in Britain over the legal upper limits for abortion and the viability of the foetus – or its ability to survive outside of the womb.

A spokesman for the ProLife Alliance said: "There cannot be anybody in the world who is not horrified by a story like this nor anybody in the UK who would not support a massive reduction in the upper limit for abortion."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: abortion; after; baby; boy; days; italy; nearly; survives; two

1 posted on 04/28/2010 9:08:22 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; markomalley; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; ...
Since 1978 abortion has been available on demand in Italy in the first three months of pregnancy but is restricted to specific circumstances – such as disability- in the second trimester. The government is considering a review of the working of the laws.

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2 posted on 04/28/2010 9:09:05 AM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

the “mother” will have some explaining to do when she meets her loving child’s soul someday


3 posted on 04/28/2010 9:10:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was not one of the founding fathers ....)
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To: NYer

Obama was too busy to get there to finish the job i guess,,


4 posted on 04/28/2010 9:10:53 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: NYer

Oh how awful...

Poor little baby...


5 posted on 04/28/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NYer

A priest discovered him moving and breathing 20 hours later? Covered in a sheet? Just lying there?

No one KNEW he was alive when born or checked on him later? Not even the mother or her relatives? No one wanted to see him?

Who ARE such people?


6 posted on 04/28/2010 9:13:14 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: DesertRhino
Yeah, wouldn't want her punished with a baby or anything. /sarc

Prayers for the child.

By the way, I love your tag line.

7 posted on 04/28/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: silverleaf

About half of American “mothers” will have some explaining to do;I use abortion as my “litmus test” in gauging people,because anyone willing to kill a defenseless innocent is someone not to be trusted with anything.


8 posted on 04/28/2010 9:13:54 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: combat_boots

“Who ARE such people?”

The same mentality as Nazi concentration camp guards


9 posted on 04/28/2010 9:15:26 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: NYer

Hell will be hot for a long, long time.....


10 posted on 04/28/2010 9:17:41 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: NYer

I sincerely doubt that abortion doctors have shame or a conscience. They are merely licensed murderers. I hope this Doctor is haunted by this child for the rest of his life.


11 posted on 04/28/2010 9:21:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: NYer

These stories break my heart. What the hell’s wrong with people?


12 posted on 04/28/2010 9:24:06 AM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: hoosierham

I couldn’t use that test. I know two wonderful ladies who had abortions at the pressure of their jerk boyfriends when they were teens. Both regret it. One says God may have forgiven her, but she still can’t. I told her she could use her experience to keep other girls from going through the same experience.


13 posted on 04/28/2010 9:27:58 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: combat_boots
However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die.

They purposely left the baby to die.

The method that obama supports:Obama and live birth abortion

14 posted on 04/28/2010 9:28:22 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: fullchroma

It sure feels like a losing battle to be pro-life in this world. But I’m getting to the point where it’s difficult for me to care anymore whether some idiot liberal decides to kill their baby. Let God sort them out.

I’m 100% pro-life, so don’t take this the wrong way. Studies show that democRATS kill 2/3 of the babies aborted. So aren’t they killing themselves off in essence? Silver lining?

God I hate liberals.


15 posted on 04/28/2010 9:30:35 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: DesertRhino

Does make you wonder how much blood is on his hands from the way he has voted. Obama’s voting record on abortion is the most appalling of an of the legislators.


16 posted on 04/28/2010 9:30:48 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Venturer
I hope this Doctor is haunted by this child for the rest of his life.

That is indeed what happened to another abortionist. You can read his story below.

Serbian Abortionist Who Aborted 48,000 Babies Becomes Pro-Life Activist

17 posted on 04/28/2010 9:31:03 AM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

notre dame discriminates vs Father Weslin...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiz4tfjSuPc


18 posted on 04/28/2010 9:32:39 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: bicyclerepair
I’m 100% pro-life, so don’t take this the wrong way. Studies show that democRATS kill 2/3 of the babies aborted. So aren’t they killing themselves off in essence? Silver lining?

1. Any infanticide is wrong.

2. In some countries, abortion is mandated by a tyrannical government.

3. Yes, it COULD happen here.

19 posted on 04/28/2010 9:34:31 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: HungarianGypsy
My test is IF the person in question believes/supports/demands "abortion rights cuurently;someone who excuses abortions by blaming them on others is still not accepting personal responsibility.

I know about the judge not thing,but there is also the adcive to not associate with some persons.

20 posted on 04/28/2010 9:38:37 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: NYer
There cannot be anybody in the world who is not horrified by a story like this nor anybody in the UK who would not support a massive reduction in the upper limit for abortion.

Sure there is. Every liberal in America.

21 posted on 04/28/2010 9:46:26 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: hoosierham

That makes more sense. I am sympathetic to those who have regrets and know what they did was wrong. It is those who think abortion is a badge of honor that make me disgusted.


22 posted on 04/28/2010 9:47:52 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: NYer

This...Is...Horrible

I have no words for the “Doctor” or Mother
That will not get me banned from the site


23 posted on 04/28/2010 9:49:37 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: hoosierham

A worthy touchstone.


24 posted on 04/28/2010 9:52:14 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: cowboyway

Page 87

State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly
Regular Session
Senate Transcript March 30, 2001

http://www.ilga.gov/senate/transcripts/strans92/ST033001.pdf

And if we’re placing a burden on the doctor that says you have to keep alive even a previable child as long as possible and give them as much medical attention as — as is necessary to keep that child alive, then we’re probably crossing the lines in terms of unconstitutionality.


25 posted on 04/28/2010 9:56:08 AM PDT by Son House (The Reagan question to Democrat Majority in Congress; Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?)
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To: NYer
To put it in visceral perspective this is a 22 week old baby that survived a premature birth.

26 posted on 04/28/2010 10:00:26 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer
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.

Wow--tough little guy. I wonder if the bio mom still has him. Did she sue because he wasn't aborted?

27 posted on 04/28/2010 10:00:28 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: hoosierham
I think this is a test of character, but I'm willing to bet most people wouldn't admit to it, so how do you know who has had an abortion or forced their girlfriend to have an abortion and who hasn't.
28 posted on 04/28/2010 10:32:03 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

The ones that admit/brag oor support abortion openly at least give one warning ;we are supposed to use discernment in dealing with others.


29 posted on 04/28/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: NYer

That makes the White House Rat in chief proud.


30 posted on 04/28/2010 10:51:38 AM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: NYer

This saddens me to no end. This little child laie there, alone and cold, trying to breathe and live with no one to provide solace or comfort. My heart cries for this little baby. How very, very cruel and sad.


31 posted on 04/28/2010 11:09:59 AM PDT by libertylass (Her support of aerial hunting....)
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To: libertylass

This is beyond heart breaking. Brought into the world unwanted, unloved and left to die alone and by starvation. When will this genocide end!


32 posted on 04/28/2010 11:27:37 AM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer
Interesting nothing in the article that says if the poor little one actually had a birth defect.

Not sure about the baby but the mother and staff of the hospital sure have one.

33 posted on 04/28/2010 12:57:06 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: HungarianGypsy
. Both regret it. One says God may have forgiven her, but she still can’t.

Not sure of her religious beliefs but I was chatting with my priest and he said that forgiving oneself is extremely important to be healed from such sins.

He said God's grace is endless but you must let go of those sins that you are absolved from. Satan loves nothing better than to throw your sins back in your face and dishearten you.

34 posted on 04/28/2010 1:06:00 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: NYer

Poor little angel baby.

Prosecution of the doctor is warranted.


35 posted on 04/28/2010 1:12:48 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: NYer
The doctors and nurses involved in this are immoral and should have their licenses revoked.

In a truly Christian nation, they would be tried, convicted and thrown in jail (to say the very least).

36 posted on 04/28/2010 2:37:59 PM PDT by grand wazoo
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God I hate liberals.

Me, too. I used to simply dislike them but nowadays I hate them. Why do I hate them? Let me count the ways...

37 posted on 04/30/2010 12:50:29 PM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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