Skip to comments.Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion
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."
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Sure there is. Every liberal in America.
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.
I have no words for the “Doctor” or Mother
That will not get me banned from the site
A worthy touchstone.
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And if were 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 were probably crossing the lines in terms of unconstitutionality.
Wow--tough little guy. I wonder if the bio mom still has him. Did she sue because he wasn't aborted?
The ones that admit/brag oor support abortion openly at least give one warning ;we are supposed to use discernment in dealing with others.
That makes the White House Rat in chief proud.
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.
This is beyond heart breaking. Brought into the world unwanted, unloved and left to die alone and by starvation. When will this genocide end!
Not sure about the baby but the mother and staff of the hospital sure have one.
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.
Poor little angel baby.
Prosecution of the doctor is warranted.
In a truly Christian nation, they would be tried, convicted and thrown in jail (to say the very least).
Me, too. I used to simply dislike them but nowadays I hate them. Why do I hate them? Let me count the ways...