Skip to comments.Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot
Posted on 02/03/2013 12:00:10 PM PST by Kaslin
Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK.
New research suggests that dozens of abortions are carried out but the reasons are not being officially recorded.
Health bosses have admitted there may be 'discrepancies' in their records after European monitoring group Eurocat found the number of abortions for minor abnormalities could be up to three times as high as official statistics show.
According to Eurocat, 157 foetuses were aborted in England and Wales between 2006 and 2010 for cleft lip and palate.
However, the Sunday Times reported that just 14 of those were recorded as such by the Department of Health.
A total of 205 foetuses with club foot were also aborted in the same period.
Both of these abnormalities can be corrected after birth.
A DoH spokeswoman said: 'We are aware that there is a potential discrepancy in figures and are looking into this in further detail.'
Obstetrician Stuart Campbell told The Sunday Times the number of abortions for treatable conditions was 'horrific'.
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The Nazis won.
“Inconvenient” is sufficient in the USA. Just ask Obama.
For the next year we made weekly trips to the Hillis Medical Center in Gainesville where Doctor Homer Paschal would straighten the foot a tiny bit and put on a plaster cast.
Every Thursday evening I would remove the old cast to get ready for the Friday morning trip to Gainesville.
Mary wasn't even very late learning to walk and run, the foot was ready to go pretty much on time.
We had various family members ready to make the weekly trip, if I couldn't get off from work someone else always could.
The foot ended up near perfect, good enough to get Mary through Army basic training with colors flying.
I am adamantly opposed to abortion-—but I can tell you from my nursing experience that neither cleft palate or clubbed foot is a minor thing.
Both take years of surgery to correct, which is very hard on the child—and the outcome of the surgery is not always perfect.
There not even counting the female babies being aborted for being female.
Welcome to the world of abortion on demand for any reason. Hope it doesn’t claim any of your grand kids.
“The Nazis won.”
Absolutely; we are making our master race...
This is further proof that abortion is really all about Eugenics as some pro abortion advocates admit up front.
I think that by minor, the author meant not life threatening.
I think the most despicable piece of propaganda disseminated by the Obama campaign was the advertisement with the mentally-challenged girl stating “I’m one of the 47%.”
I believe a conservative group countered the advertisement by pointing out she was actually one of the 10 percent, since 90 percent of unborn babies diagnosed with mental retardation are aborted.
How disgusting that a President who voted against an Infant Born Alive Act would exploit a mentally challenged girl, whose is lucky to be alive given the views of the Left on abortion.
Millions of abortions to perfect babies.
One of those club footed children might have cured cancer or invented a revolutionary power source. I’m sure Stephen Hawking would have looked perfectly fine in an ultrasound (had they existed then). He looked fine at birth. But by age 21 he began to suffer from motor neuron disease as a result of ALS. He has been nearly immoble in a wheelchair for decades, but has expanded our knowledge and thought on the universe more than anyone since Einstein. If his mother’s MD could have told her what would happen to him before birth...would she have aborted him? Looking at these stats I would say today many “mothers” would do just that.
You’re right; that is despicable. I put nothing past the left at this point.
These babies are fully conscious, fully aware, able-to-make-choices in life people.
That they would be killed because of a physical deformity is tragic.
The message is: if you are less than pleasant to look at, you are worthless.
Good story about why babies should be born. A nephew in-law had a baby 11 years ago and it was born with a cleft palate. I remember the look of fear on his face as he tried to digest something was wrong with his new daughter. Today, the girl looks absolutely normal and is going to be a knockout. She’s also so bright it’s a bit of work to maintain the adult role when having a conversation.
Here is a story about a family that walks the walk. Read more at the link.
Little Dominic just came home after many surgeries in Boston.
Dominic’s father formerly was an Assemblyman in Wisconsin who resigned to do a couple of tours of duty in Iraq. When he returned he ran for Judge and was elected. They have 8 children. Dominic Pio is their youngest. I met him at a Pro-Life Coalition dinner for President Bush in 2004.
I remember digging a lot of baby poop out of the top of those casts with Q tips, LOL.
My mother in law got upset when she found out I was using the wire cutters from my toolbox to split the old casts. I asked her how she would do it and she couldn't come up with an answer. It was probably the only time in her life she was speechless!
Some may take "years of surgery" but by no means all.