Skip to comments.Baby that survived botched abortion was rejected for cleft lip and palate
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.
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This is one of the most treatable conditions. It's unconscienable that doctors would have agreed to terminate the pregnancy.
How much more depraved can people get?
Please don’t answer, I don’t want to know . . .
Evil, cruel, nightmarish, unbelievable that anyone could purposely do this to another human being.
He wasnt pretty enough for his “mother’s” ugly soul...
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.”
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.
I choose to call that a 22 week old BABY in the womb ;-)
According to our dear President, this is acceptable.
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.
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.
>> 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.
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That is not even considered a major operation to repair that is it?
This is Italy, not Haiti - certainly doctors there are capable of treating a cleft palate.
This is sickening. My 15 year old niece was born with this condition and she is beautiful today. She wants to be a veterinarian.
(Fixed it for ya.)
Yes this woman is a true patriot exercising her civil rights </sarcasm>
The poor baby suffered.
I wish you the worst in life “mom”.
... And that it would be terrible were she punished with a baby.
Can someone find a picture of the mother ?
Why thank you.
I just hate it when I do things half way ;)
They can fix that. Doctors go to the 3rd world, and fix dozens a day.
I know people who have had DOGS with cleft’s fixed. Dogs....
I also can’t imagine how the mother can live with herself.
Eugenics. Paul Erhlich, his wife Anne, and Holdren will be pleased.
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.
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.
I hope the outrage causes the mother to repent the murder of this child.
She needs a conscience jolt
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.
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.
You beat me to it.
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.
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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.
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.
Praying now for hearts to change.