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Hospital Aborts Wrong Twin in Horrible Mistake
cafemom ^ | 11/28/2011 | Nicole Fabian-Weber

Posted on 12/09/2011 10:19:25 AM PST by Flightdeck

A woman in Australia who was pregnant with twins decided to have one of her babies aborted after doctors discovered that he had a life-threatening congenital heart defect. The seriously disturbing part? The doctors aborted the wrong fetus, terminating a perfectly healthy child.

After doctors realized the "blunder," the woman, who was 32 weeks pregnant, had to undergo an emergency cesarean to deliver the sick fetus, where it was later terminated. The Royal Women's Hospital confirmed the incident and referred to it as a "terrible tragedy." Um, yeah ... one could say that.

I honestly really don't even know what to say about this. It's one of those occurrences that's so terrible and heart-breaking and unreal-seeming that it leaves me sort of confused. I can't imagine -- literally -- what it would be like to go through something so gut-wrenching. The decision to terminate the one twin had to be taxing and grueling enough for this woman. To then have both of the twins terminated -- because of a hospital's mistake? I can't. I wish there was something I -- or anyone -- could do for this poor lady. But I know there's not.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionismurder; baal; cultureofdeath; deatheaters; infantholocaust; infanticide; lifehate; medicide; molech; moloch; moralabsolutes; murder; prolife
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Abortion is murder, not "termination"
1 posted on 12/09/2011 10:19:31 AM PST by Flightdeck
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To: Flightdeck

“where it was later terminated.”

Correction that should be “murdered”. This is the most sickening thing I have ever heard!!! Two innocent lives destroyed needlessly.


2 posted on 12/09/2011 10:21:56 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Flightdeck

32 weeks is 8 months to anyone not trying to hide the fact that they killed two children who would have surived birth under any other conditions.


3 posted on 12/09/2011 10:22:39 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Flightdeck

If the woman was willing to kill her sick infant, then why would she be upset over the wrong one being killed? I don’t see where this would be a big deal from her standpoint. From my standpoint, I hope God was giving her a message...


4 posted on 12/09/2011 10:23:23 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Flightdeck

So the baby was delivered and then they murdered it, right? How awful...


5 posted on 12/09/2011 10:23:29 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Flightdeck
The doctors aborted the wrong fetus, terminating a perfectly healthy child. After doctors realized the "blunder," the woman, who was 32 weeks pregnant, had to undergo an emergency cesarean to deliver the sick fetus, where it was later terminated.

"Terminate" is such an antiseptic word.

6 posted on 12/09/2011 10:27:02 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: miss marmelstein

That’s exactly what happened. Disgusting. As for my remark about God giving her a message, it really doesn’t matter because He will do so at the appropriate moment.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 10:27:56 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Flightdeck

I’m having a hard time grasping that the sick infant was supposed to be pulled from the womb and killed because it was going to die. If nature had taken it’s course, at least the healthy twin would have survived. The family had to agree to this madness.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 10:29:11 AM PST by ntnychik
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To: Saundra Duffy

Agreed. Sickening. “Later terminated” means the baby was born, and after being born, someone killed him or her. So how long is too long to wait to “terminate” a fetus after birth? One hour, two hours, 30 years?


9 posted on 12/09/2011 10:34:23 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: ntnychik

Can someone explain to me what is the different between “terminating” a disabled infant, and Hitler liquidating mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people?


10 posted on 12/09/2011 10:36:25 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Flightdeck
this poor lady

Clearly, the mother-not-to-be is not the only one whose moral compass has gone totally haywire.

11 posted on 12/09/2011 10:45:18 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Flightdeck

Both children were the wrong one to abort.

This headline implies that it’s horrible that the one kid was aborted, but if the other had been, it would have been ok. It’s not really a horrible mistake. With the “mistake” or not, one child would have been aborted. It was a horrible choice to abort one child in the first place.


12 posted on 12/09/2011 10:47:39 AM PST by WPaCon
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To: Thane_Banquo

“Can someone explain to me what is the different between “terminating” a disabled infant, and Hitler liquidating mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people?”

If another hitler came on the scene, I’m not sure there would be the will to stop him or if many would even see a problem with what he did. That’s how far we’ve gone.


13 posted on 12/09/2011 10:52:16 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: ntnychik

That’s the way I see this, too.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 10:52:52 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Thane_Banquo
Can someone explain to me what is the different between “terminating” a disabled infant, and Hitler liquidating mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people?

Hitler was right-wing /sarc.

In all seriousness, if Hitler only liquidated the mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people and had not sent the Communists to the concentration camps, he would still be a darling of America's left wing.

15 posted on 12/09/2011 10:53:45 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Can someone explain to me what is the different between “terminating” a disabled infant, and Hitler liquidating mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people?

This is why if you bring up the Nazis in moral discussions you "automatically lose" -- because the comparison is often too near the mark for the post-modern world to bear seeing.

Next time you hear someone repeat that stupid internet meme, the question should be:

What is your approach to the Holocaust? Never Forget so that its evils may not be repeated? Or ignore it and mock those to bring it up, try to whitewash it from history?

16 posted on 12/09/2011 10:57:57 AM PST by Crichton
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To: Flightdeck

I don’t mean for it to sound like I’m defending the mother, or excusing what she allowed to happen, but there is a horrible history with ob/gyns of pressuring women in to doing something they wouldn’t normally think of doing. A woman that wants the baby she is carrying will do anything to help ensure that her baby is healthy. And when we go to the doctor, they’re supposed to be the expert, the one that tells us what we need to do to have a successful pregnancy and delivery. In some instances will drop us from their care for *not* doing what they tell us to. Unfortunately there are doctors like this one that use their influence and end up with these results when naive women think the doctor is always right.


17 posted on 12/09/2011 11:06:08 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Flightdeck

This is so disgusting. Delivered and then terminated. Why don’t they just say liquidated so they could be more like the Nazis. Pure evil.


18 posted on 12/09/2011 11:08:17 AM PST by jjm2111
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To: Roos_Girl

An OBGYN told my mom that she should have aborted my younger brother for something that never happened. My very-strong willed mom said she kicked him out of the room and switched doctors.


19 posted on 12/09/2011 11:10:11 AM PST by jjm2111
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To: Thane_Banquo

No. No one can.

Aktion T4.


20 posted on 12/09/2011 11:12:48 AM PST by SargeK
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To: Flightdeck
My bet is the “pro-choice” crowd won't find this disturbing at all. They'll just probably say something stupid like, “Mistakes happen”.
21 posted on 12/09/2011 11:21:38 AM PST by mtg
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To: jjm2111

Thank God your mom knew the right thing to do.

As for me, I’m due in February, and opted to leave ob/gyn “care” for midwife care and am planning a home birth. The difference in care is night and day; with the midwife I actually feel like the baby and I are really cared for.


22 posted on 12/09/2011 11:24:11 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Can someone explain to me what is the different between “terminating” a disabled infant, and Hitler liquidating mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people?

Yes. Hitler was one mentally disabled person himself. Today, we have thousands of mentally disabled doctors willing to kill babies for any reason.

23 posted on 12/09/2011 11:27:53 AM PST by mtg
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To: Roos_Girl

Why didn’t they take the heart(a perfect match)from the aborted baby and transplant it into the sick baby?


24 posted on 12/09/2011 11:28:43 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Flightdeck


25 posted on 12/09/2011 11:30:19 AM PST by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Flightdeck

Playing God has unintended consequences.


26 posted on 12/09/2011 11:31:00 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Flightdeck

This is so horrible. It’s unbearably sad.


27 posted on 12/09/2011 11:34:49 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

It’s very possible that both might have survived. It’s not as if they’ve never been wrong in diagnosing this kind of thing.. I would think of this every day for the rest of my life.


28 posted on 12/09/2011 11:42:46 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Flightdeck
had to undergo an emergency cesarean to deliver the sick fetus, where it was later terminated.

Is that the new term for killing children living outside the womb too?

29 posted on 12/09/2011 11:44:29 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: massgopguy

That’s a very good question.


30 posted on 12/09/2011 11:45:40 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Flightdeck

Ladies, ALWAYS go with a pro-life OB/GYN. Two of my perfectly healthy cousins would not be here had their mothers listened to the doctors who prescribed execution for maladies that never manifested. You mean to tell me they couldn’t have done any kind of procedure for the baby with the heart defect? And then they murdered the baby outside the womb?

As the bumper stickers say, God is coming and He is p***ed.


31 posted on 12/09/2011 12:06:13 PM PST by lazypadawan
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To: Thane_Banquo
Can someone explain to me what is the different between “terminating” a disabled infant, and Hitler liquidating mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people?

Sure: NOTHING!

32 posted on 12/09/2011 12:07:20 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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The nephew of one of my fellow Knights of Columbus was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome in the womb. The doctor suggested abortion. The mother refused. Three years ago he was the Valedictorian at St. Anslem’s college.
33 posted on 12/09/2011 12:10:38 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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Reminds me of Tim Tebow's story:
With that kind of lineup, you’d think this son of missionaries and walking miracle would be welcomed into the fold in hopes that some of this saint’s goodness would rub off on the sinners. For the unaware, Tebow is a “walking miracle” because his mother refused her doctors’ life-saving advice to abort her presumed-to-be stillborn son while still in her womb. They both lived. And Tebow’s been beating the odds and his critics ever since.

More like Life Murdering advice.
34 posted on 12/09/2011 12:35:32 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: massgopguy

Reading the article I was wondering if “congenital heart defect” was code for “Downs Syndrome”....


35 posted on 12/09/2011 12:35:54 PM PST by Eepsy
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To: Flightdeck
After over 50 million abortions in almost 39 years, I would guess most were perfectly healthy babies....

..and even if not, they were babies and they were killed.

This woman seemingly had no qualms about murdering the one.....so her mindset was seriously defective to begin with, imo

36 posted on 12/09/2011 1:09:33 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: Guenevere
over 53,000,000 in the past 38 years, in usa alone, worldwide, over 1 BILLION murders of innocent life have occurred in their own mothers wombs.

The three most frequently cited “hard cases” in which some argue abortion might be justified are rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother. However, women rarely report that they are seeking an abortion for any of these reasons:

Rape: 0.3%

Incest: 0.03%

Protection of mother’s life: 0.2%

http://www.whyprolife.com/abortion-facts/
37 posted on 12/09/2011 1:32:04 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: miss marmelstein

Planned Parenthood aborts over 300,000 unborn children every year in the USA. Our laws permit this. What are we doing about this slaughter in the womb?


38 posted on 12/09/2011 1:38:10 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: WPaCon; All
12 posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 12:47:39 PM by WPaCon: “Both children were the wrong one to abort. This headline implies that it’s horrible that the one kid was aborted, but if the other had been, it would have been ok. It’s not really a horrible mistake. With the “mistake” or not, one child would have been aborted. It was a horrible choice to abort one child in the first place.”

The right one to abort (after a trial, of course — I'm not advocating vigilante justice) is the doctor if he is convicted of premeditated murder.

Even today, least in some American states, the “emergency C-section” followed by killing the second baby outside the womb might still result in criminal charges. Biblically and morally, there should be no difference between killing a pre-born baby and a post-born baby, but at least today many Americans still understand there is no difference between killing a baby five minutes after birth and five months after birth.

39 posted on 12/09/2011 1:58:31 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Flightdeck
A woman in Australia who was pregnant with twins decided to have one of her babies aborted after doctors discovered that he had a life-threatening congenital heart defect.

So the rational response to a "life-threatening defect" is to...kill the child?!

40 posted on 12/09/2011 2:03:43 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Thane_Banquo

“Can someone explain to me what is the different between “terminating” a disabled infant, and Hitler liquidating mentally disabled or otherwise handicapped people?”

There is none; we are making a master race. Older people have told me how much more common it was years ago to see dwarves & midgets; now they’re often murdered before they see the light of day.


41 posted on 12/09/2011 2:45:23 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: massgopguy

My wife was told one of our children had an increased chance for Down’s Syndrome based on something from a sonogram, and encouraged to terminate the pregnancy. She wouldn’t (she wouldn’t even get that test with the needle that sometimes causes miscarriages), we aged several years in four months thinking about how difficult things would be, and she delivered a totally healthy baby.

We have different doctor now; I sincerely believe that this is a sanitized version of the sterilization abuse that doctors used to save the world decades ago.


42 posted on 12/09/2011 2:50:27 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Guenevere

“This woman seemingly had no qualms about murdering the one.”

That’s right; no sympathy for the “mother” here. I do sympathize with the murder victim and the sibling who has to live with an evil mother.


43 posted on 12/09/2011 2:52:32 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Flightdeck
Am I reading this right, the tragedy is terminating a perfectly healthy child?
44 posted on 12/09/2011 2:53:30 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kearnyirish2

No sibling, both were murdered.


45 posted on 12/09/2011 2:58:14 PM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: massgopguy

The baby was probably long dead (and discarded) by the time they noticed that they had killed the “wrong” baby,


46 posted on 12/09/2011 3:01:19 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Flightdeck

I missed that right there in the second paragraph; absolutely disgusting. Talk about Karma (at least for the “mother”...).


47 posted on 12/09/2011 3:01:31 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Flightdeck

They say ‘this poor woman’, more like.those poor children.


48 posted on 12/09/2011 4:37:57 PM PST by HollyB
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To: Maryhere
http://www.spartanburgteaparty.org/2011/05/29/pepsi-kraft-and-nestle-using-aborted-fetal-cells-to-test-flavor/

boycott these companies..it is a travesty to use these
murdered babies in this way

49 posted on 12/09/2011 5:30:28 PM PST by freedommom
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To: Maryhere
http://www.spartanburgteaparty.org/2011/05/29/pepsi-kraft-and-nestle-using-aborted-fetal-cells-to-test-flavor/

boycott these companies..it is a travesty to use these
murdered babies in this way

50 posted on 12/09/2011 5:30:32 PM PST by freedommom
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