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Baby that survived botched abortion was rejected for cleft lip and palate
Telegraph ^ | April 29, 2010 | Simon Caldwell

Posted on 04/29/2010 9:41:14 AM PDT by NYer

The 22-week infant was found breathing a day after the operation. He died one day later 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 revealed that the foetus had a cleft lip and palate, according to reports in the Italian media. The condition is treatable with surgery.

The baby - weighing just 11oz - survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabro hospital, but 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 neo-natal unit at the neighbouring Cosenza hospital, where he died on Monday morning.

The story has caused outrage in Italy, where many have called for the country's abortion laws to be changed.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; birthdefects; bornaliveact; botchedabortion; eugenics; humanrights; infanticide; italy; moralabsolutes; obamalegacy; prodeath; prolife

22 week old fetus


1 posted on 04/29/2010 9:41:14 AM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; cpforlife.org
The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans revealed that the foetus had a cleft lip and palate

This is one of the most treatable conditions. It's unconscienable that doctors would have agreed to terminate the pregnancy.

2 posted on 04/29/2010 9:42:33 AM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

How much more depraved can people get?

Please don’t answer, I don’t want to know . . .


3 posted on 04/29/2010 9:43:18 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
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To: NYer

Evil, cruel, nightmarish, unbelievable that anyone could purposely do this to another human being.


4 posted on 04/29/2010 9:43:36 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: NYer

He wasnt pretty enough for his “mother’s” ugly soul...


5 posted on 04/29/2010 9:44:19 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NYer

Sad story. I hope that good comes of it though; this indicates there may: “The story has caused outrage in Italy, where many have called for the country’s abortion laws to be changed.”


6 posted on 04/29/2010 9:46:04 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cvq3842

Me either!!!! This is so far beyond evil, I can’t imagine how this doctor lives with himself/herself. Abortionist are child abuser and murders.


7 posted on 04/29/2010 9:46:21 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: NYer

I choose to call that a 22 week old BABY in the womb ;-)


8 posted on 04/29/2010 9:47:06 AM PDT by Grumpybutt
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To: NYer

According to our dear President, this is acceptable.


9 posted on 04/29/2010 9:47:39 AM PDT by fml
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To: NYer
An example of a baby with a cleft lip. Can anyone imagine killing this beautiful child? My wife is 13 weeks pregnant. This story makes me VERY angry.

10 posted on 04/29/2010 9:47:49 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer

To the mother of this little angel, you are a selfish, cruel bitch. You will be haunted by this for the rest of your days.

May God hold this little angel is his hands.


11 posted on 04/29/2010 9:48:23 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: NYer

How we can live in a world that can justify this level of barbarism and describe this heinous act as anything other than what it is - MURDER - is profoundly disturbing. And, this is the worst kind of murder - murder of convenience, and the murder of the sick, feeble and weak.


12 posted on 04/29/2010 9:49:19 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: NYer

>> The mother...had opted for an abortion ... the foetus had a cleft lip and palate, according to reports...

Regardless of the accuracy of the report, many are willing to abort for such reasons, or no particular reason at all.

The betrayal perpetrated against these poor young humans is sickening.


13 posted on 04/29/2010 9:49:37 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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14 posted on 04/29/2010 9:50:48 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: TSgt

That is not even considered a major operation to repair that is it?


15 posted on 04/29/2010 9:51:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: NYer

This is Italy, not Haiti - certainly doctors there are capable of treating a cleft palate.


16 posted on 04/29/2010 9:51:53 AM PDT by RockinRight (The last 15 months have been a sh*tty deal for America.)
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To: NYer
Good God! Cleft lip can be easily and nicely fixed by surgery! This is almost as bad as babies being aborted because they had the audacity to be female.
17 posted on 04/29/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

This is sickening. My 15 year old niece was born with this condition and she is beautiful today. She wants to be a veterinarian.


18 posted on 04/29/2010 9:52:33 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: NYer

brutal


19 posted on 04/29/2010 9:54:54 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded, my brains fell out.)
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To: fml
According to our dear President, this is acceptable a brave,courageous and environmentally responsible act.

(Fixed it for ya.)

20 posted on 04/29/2010 9:55:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes this woman is a true patriot exercising her civil rights </sarcasm>


21 posted on 04/29/2010 9:59:37 AM PDT by schwingdoc
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To: NYer

Sickening.
The poor baby suffered.

I wish you the worst in life “mom”.


22 posted on 04/29/2010 9:59:37 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Gay State Conservative

... And that it would be terrible were she punished with a baby.

Can someone find a picture of the mother ?


23 posted on 04/29/2010 10:00:40 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: NYer
'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.' Matt 25:40 from The Message paraphrased version of the Bible.
24 posted on 04/29/2010 10:03:27 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Gay State Conservative

Why thank you.

I just hate it when I do things half way ;)


25 posted on 04/29/2010 10:05:33 AM PDT by fml
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To: TSgt

They can fix that. Doctors go to the 3rd world, and fix dozens a day.


26 posted on 04/29/2010 10:07:58 AM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or attacked from outside during armed revolt.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I know people who have had DOGS with cleft’s fixed. Dogs....


27 posted on 04/29/2010 10:17:17 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: MsLady

I also can’t imagine how the mother can live with herself.


28 posted on 04/29/2010 10:18:22 AM PDT by SamiGirl
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To: NYer

Eugenics. Paul Erhlich, his wife Anne, and Holdren will be pleased.


29 posted on 04/29/2010 10:35:18 AM PDT by bronxville
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To: NYer

Why would someone abort for a cleft lip and palate? I have a first counsin who was born in 1969 with a double cleft lip and palate and they were able to fix it even way back then.


30 posted on 04/29/2010 10:36:28 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: GeronL

If it was only the lip yes but with the palate it makes it a little more difficult. My cousin who also had both had 8 operations before the age of 4 and then another when he was 12 to completely fix the whole thing.


31 posted on 04/29/2010 10:39:07 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Gay State Conservative

32 posted on 04/29/2010 10:56:43 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer
The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans revealed that the foetus had a cleft lip and palate.

Disgraziata.

33 posted on 04/29/2010 11:08:52 AM PDT by Claud
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To: OneWingedShark

I hope the outrage causes the mother to repent the murder of this child.

She needs a conscience jolt


34 posted on 04/29/2010 11:25:52 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: SamiGirl

I don’t either. But, I sure as heck feel sorry for any child she has, she’s already proven by her actions that she would be a terrible mother.


35 posted on 04/29/2010 11:35:52 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: NYer

Sad. RIP.


36 posted on 04/29/2010 2:37:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: SamiGirl; MsLady
I also can’t imagine how the mother can live with herself.

This will haunt her the rest of her life. But, as someone else noted, this child's death may not have been in vain. As a result of the media coverage, we can only hope and pray that laws will change and such abject and unnecessary abortions, will cease.

My heart, however, goes out to that baby. Born into a world - unwanted, unloved, wrapped in a shroud and left to die by asphyxiation and hunger. May his mother repent and may our Lord have mercy on her immortal soul.

37 posted on 04/29/2010 3:15:49 PM PDT by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: fml

You beat me to it.


38 posted on 04/29/2010 3:21:39 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: NYer

I know it makes me sick to think about what that little fella went through. How could anyone allow that? I just can’t comprehend it.


39 posted on 04/29/2010 3:38:18 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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40 posted on 04/29/2010 6:36:32 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: NYer
The story has caused outrage in Italy, where many have called for the country's abortion laws to be changed.

Just what WILL it take for people to wake up to the horror that is passed off as "Reproductive Freedom"? It took the gruesome pictures out of the German Concentration camps for the world to recognize the genocide that was happening under Hitler. Our society today has scar tissue where its conscience should be! I hope this outrage and recognition of the truth spreads like wildfire across this world and human life - in all forms - is once again given the honor and respect it deserves.

Thank you for the post.

41 posted on 04/29/2010 6:58:41 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: NYer

But a cleft lip and palate can be fixed.

HAIL Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of
thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now,
and in the hour of our death. Amen.


42 posted on 04/29/2010 7:11:39 PM PDT by Salvation ( "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee

Praying now for hearts to change.


43 posted on 04/29/2010 8:24:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (http://lifewurx.com - Good herb formulas made by a friend)
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To: NYer
Pinged from Terri Dailies


44 posted on 05/02/2010 10:27:20 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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