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  • Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns

    02/26/2015 11:07:30 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 2-27-2015 | JENI O'MALLEY
    On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life. The box is actually a newborn incubator, or baby box, and it could be showing up soon at Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously. Indiana could be the first state to allow use of the baby boxes on a broad scale to prevent dangerous abandonments of infants if the bill, which unanimously passed the House this week, clears the state...
  • ObamaCare exchange not allowing addition of newborns to policies

    02/22/2015 11:14:06 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 14 replies ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    With all of the new bad news coming out this week from ObamaCare, here’s another horror story about the exchange from Utah that exemplifies the incompetence of government bureaucracy. One basic and nearly ubiquitous feature of health care — and indeed of family life — is the birth of children. Health insurance plans have made it simple to add children to family plans for decades, allowing new moms and dads to have the costs of childbirth covered ex post facto, as long as the covered individual notified the insurer within a set period of time, usually 30 days. Now,...
  • ‘Superbugs’ kill India’s babies and pose an overseas threat

    12/04/2014 3:30:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | Gardiner Harris
    A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no longer work. These infants are born with bacterial infections that are resistant to most known antibiotics, and more than 58,000 died last year as a result, a recent study found. While that is still a fraction of the nearly 800,000 newborns who die annually in India, Indian pediatricians say that the rising toll of resistant infections could soon swamp efforts to improve India's abysmal infant death rate. Nearly a third of the...
  • Bungle of Joy: can’t handle info on newborns

    01/03/2014 11:10:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | January 3, 2014
    Having a baby in the new year? Good luck trying to enter that into In the latest glitch to emerge regarding the Affordable Care Act system, health officials are telling new enrollees that the federal insurance marketplace will not be able to update their coverage online to reflect the birth of a baby and other life changes. Instead, parents are being told to contact insurers directly, and then contact the government later on -- when the system is ready to handle it. Parents will still be able to get new babies covered, but the missing feature on the website...
  • Nearly Half Of U.S. Births Already Covered By Medicaid

    09/08/2013 4:09:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | September 8, 2013 | By Matthew Mientka
    A new analysis of federal health data shows that Medicaid paid for nearly half of all births in the United States in 2010, a rate that continues to increase. The federal health care program covered 48 percent of the 3.8 million births that year, jumping from 40 percent in 2008, say researchers from the George Washington University School of Public Health. In only two years, the government entitlement covered 90,000 more women giving birth, as states expand the federal-state health coverage plan. Medicaid coverage varied greatly state by state, ranging from a low of one-quarter of births in Hawaii to...
  • Planned Parenthood Clarifies Position: Babies Who Survive Abortions Should Not Be Killed

    04/05/2013 8:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Planned Parenthood clarified Thursday that it is not in favor of killing babies who survive a botched abortion. The clarification came after a representative of Florida Planned Parenthood suggested otherwise. The organization believes that taking a life should only be legal when the life is in the mother's womb. In a statement before Florida lawmakers, Lillian Tamayo of Planned Parenthood said, "medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond, and Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. In the extremely unlikely event that the...
  • MN Senate votes to warehouse all newborn citizen DNA for genetic research without parent consent

    04/01/2008 7:01:34 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies · 95+ views
    A pending bill on the floor of the Minnesota House and Senate will strip citizens of genetic privacy and DNA ownership rights. Today, a state genetic privacy law requires informed parent consent for government testing, ownership and research on the DNA of the newest Minnesota residents. The Minnesota Department of Health wants to eliminate the informed consent requirements. A bill to remove consent requirements for government ownership and genetic research will soon be voted on by the Minnesota House and Senate. Thus far, the state of Minnesota has illegally collected and claims ownership to the DNA of 780,000 children (soon...
  • When mothers keep a deadly secret (Murdering Newborns)

    08/13/2007 4:35:05 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 55 replies · 1,555+ views
    LA Times ^ | 13 August 2007 | Geoff McKee
    ...Few crimes generate greater public reaction than neonaticide: when a mother kills her baby, or leaves it to die, on the day she gives birth. We are repelled, yet mesmerized, as details emerge. How could a woman deny being pregnant for so many months? How could no one notice? How could a mother murder her newborn? As a forensic psychologist, I have evaluated 32 mothers who were charged with killing one or more of their children. Fourteen-year-old "Cathy" was one. She had been repeatedly molested by her stepfather, gave birth alone in her bedroom, and then threw her newborn against...
  • NJ: New plan would mandate HIV tests in N.J. (for pregnant women and newborns)

    05/11/2007 10:42:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 329+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/07 | Tom Hester Jr. - ap
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey would become the first state to require both pregnant women and newborns to be tested for HIV under a proposal introduced by the Senate president. The bill would require all pregnant women be tested for HIV twice, once early in the pregnancy and a second time in the third trimester. Every birthing facility in the state would have to test all newborns in their care. Senate President Richard J. Codey introduced the legislation on Thursday, which he described as a "no brainer." The Associated Press first reported on Codey's plan in March. "The key in...
  • CA: Bill would give all newborns in California a $500 savings account

    02/28/2007 6:15:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1,400+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/28/07 | Don Thompson - ap
    Every child born in California would get a $500 savings account to start building a nest egg for college or down payment for a home, under a bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in the state Senate. A similar program has increased savings in Great Britain since 2002, but California would be the first state in the nation to enact it, said David Lesher, California program director for the nonprofit New America Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. A national savings program has been pending in Congress since 2005. Under the bill, every child born in California after Jan. 1, 2008, would receive...
  • Africa most dangerous place for newborns: report

    11/22/2006 7:45:38 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/22/06 | Stella Mapenzauswa
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Each year more than one million babies in sub-Saharan Africa die before they are a month old because of a lack of essential health care, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. "Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most dangerous region in the world for a baby to be born -- with 1.16 million babies dying each year in the first 28 days of life," said the report published, in Johannesburg and Geneva. The document, drafted by nine agencies including the World Health Organization, said six countries in the region had made progress in improving care, reducing neonatal deaths by...
  • Disabled newborns face verdict

    11/06/2006 7:14:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies · 1,305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2006 | Roya Nikkhah, London Daily Telegraph
    LONDON -- A leading British medical college has called on the health profession to consider euthanasia for seriously disabled newborns. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology has said that "active euthanasia" should be considered to spare parents the emotional and financial burdens of bringing up such children. "A very disabled child can mean a disabled family," it says in a formal submission. "If life-shortening and deliberate interventions to kill infants were available, they might have an impact on obstetric decision-making, even preventing some late abortions, as some parents would be more confident about continuing a pregnancy and taking a...
  • Does Mozart help newborn babies?

    03/24/2006 12:57:54 AM PST · by beaversmom · 27 replies · 668+ views
    Ananova ^ | March 23, 2006
    Ananova: Does Mozart help newborn babies? Doctors are to run trials to see if playing classical music to newborn babies helps them recover from the trauma of birth. Doctors are to run trial to see if playing classical music to newborn babies helps them recover from the trauma of birth. The decision follows a pioneering project at Kosice-saca hospital in eastern Slovakia The decision follows a pioneering project at Kosice-saca hospital in eastern Slovakia where Mozart and other classical music is piped to newborns via headphones in the maternity ward. Doctors there believe the music is the perfect way to...
  • Maternal Antidepressant Use Can Trigger Withdrawal in Newborns

    02/06/2006 5:20:20 PM PST · by oxcart · 10 replies · 258+ views ^ | 02/06/2006 | By Staff
    Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants such as Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft could boost the risk of withdrawal symptoms for their newborns, a new study suggests. However, the Israeli researchers add that these symptoms are usually gone within 48 hours and appear to pose no long-term threat to the infant's health. Another expert noted that stopping antidepressant therapy during pregnancy poses its own risk to the health of a mother and her child. "At present, probably the effect of not treating the women's clinical depression is a much bigger issue for mothers and their infants,"...
  • Hey Kid, Quit Smiling!

    09/27/2005 5:00:17 PM PDT · by shining_city · 4 replies · 571+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 9/27/05 | James Taranto
    "A West Yorkshire hospital has banned visitors from cooing at new-born babies over fears their human rights are being breached," reports the BBC: A statement from Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax said staff had held an advice session to highlight the need for respect and dignity for patients. On one ward there is a doll featuring the message: "What makes you think I want to be looked at?"Meanwhile, a press release from World Ahead Publishing notes that the children's book "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!" has come under attack: Liberals on the airwaves and across the Internet...
  • Hospital bans 'cooing' over baby (To protect their "dignity")

    09/27/2005 5:07:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 995+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/27/05 | Paul Stokes
    A hospital has banned visitors from "cooing" over newborn babies to protect their dignity and parents' right to confidentiality. People have been told they should resist the temptation to touch or be too familiar with the new arrivals. They are also being warned to respect patient confidentiality by not talking to staff or parents about babies. Cards have been issued to visitors at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, West Yorks, bearing the words "Respect My Baby" on the front. On the back are the lines written as though from the baby: "I am small and precious so treat me with privacy...
  • New research reveals that children have dangerous chemicals in their blood.

    07/26/2005 6:50:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies · 648+ views
    MSNBS Newsweek ^ | 07.26.05 | Martha Brant
    Doctors once thought that the placenta would shield a fetus from harmful chemicals and pollutants. But new research shows that may not be the case. A study published this month by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy group based in Washington DC, found traces of 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of 10 infants. They included mercury, pesticides and the chemicals used in stain-resistant coating and fire-retardant foam. The findings prompted concerns since children’s smaller brains, developing organs and more porous brains put them more at risk from such toxins than adults. "A child's brain is very vulnerable...
  • Newborn Dolphins and Killer Whales Never Sleep - Study

    06/30/2005 11:17:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 800+ views
    Planet Ark ^ | June 30, 2005
    LONDON - Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babies should spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killer whales. A study has shown the young of those two species do not sleep at all during the first month of life. They are active 24 hours a day -- and their mothers have learned to cope. "Somehow these seafaring mammals have found a way to cope with sleep deprivation, facilitating rather than hindering a crucial phase of development for their offspring," Dr Jerome Siegel, a neuroscientist at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), said in a statement. Siegel and his colleagues...
  • Police Find Bodies Of Newborns In Freezer ("Culture of Death" Alert #4,938,762 -- Heartbreaking!)

    06/03/2005 5:38:58 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 14 replies · 739+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/03/2005 | William J. Kole/AP
    VIENNA, Austria Jun 3, 2005 — Police in southern Austria said Friday they made a gruesome discovery the bodies of at least three slain newborns stuffed into a freezer and entombed with cement in a paint bucket in an apartment building. Austrian media, citing unidentified investigators, said the infants' 32-year-old mother allegedly confessed to killing them out of despair over her inability to pay the bills and fear that having a child might drive away her longtime male partner. Police said she was placed under formal investigation for murder. The gruesome crime, which authorities said may have begun as long...
  • 'Crank babies cry out

    04/29/2005 1:02:32 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 9 replies · 718+ views
    modbee ^ | 4-29-05
    SACRAMENTO — It was as if "crack babies" burst into the world with an alarm bell ringing in their cry. Researchers peered at them over clipboards with concern. The public stared at them on the evening news with shock. And the din of predictions about these babies, exposed to crack cocaine before they were born, doomed them to a fate that would never fully materialize. Now, the backlash against those exaggerations has left a resounding silence about a new generation of drug-exposed infants: "crank babies." As many as one in 10 babies born at the University of California at Davis...
  • White House to Enforce Abortion-Fetus Law

    04/23/2005 8:26:14 AM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies · 437+ views
    Associated Press ^ | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration said Friday that it would enforce a nearly 3-year-old federal law that requires doctors to attempt to keep alive a fetus that survives an abortion. In making the announcement, the Department of Health and Human Services Department said it was an attempt to educate the public about the little-known law. Officials said they didn't know how often a fetus survives an abortion and would not say whether there have been any complaints about a lack of enforcement. "As a matter of law and policy, the (department) will investigate all circumstances where individuals and entities...
  • New drug wave delivers 'crank babies'

    04/17/2005 1:52:10 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 17 replies · 605+ views
    sacbee ^ | 4-17-05
    .....snip........... As many as one in 10 babies born at UC Davis Medical Center between 1990 and 2002 had been exposed to methamphetamine - known as crank - according to a recent UC Davis study of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Sacramento County numbers underscore the problem: Half of the babies that tested positive for drug exposure here last year had traces of methamphetamine and other amphetamines in their systems. Funding for studies on how those crank babies are faring is skimpy, researchers say, noting that they have been loath to generate a buzz that vilifies another generation...
  • Half of Infant Deaths in Flanders Were Euthanasia

    04/08/2005 6:58:12 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 90 replies · 4,067+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | April 9, 2005 | David Rennie
    Brussels – Nearly half the newborn babies who died in Flanders over a recent year-long period were helped to die by their doctors, a new study reported yesterday. Paediatricians in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium either discreetly stopped treating the babies or, in 17 cases, illegally killed them with lethal doses of painkillers. The study, published in The Lancet, examined the deaths of every baby who died within a year of birth in Flanders between August 1999 and July 2000. The results of a survey on the causes of death were stark: paediatricians who responded to the survey admitted they...
  • Grey Matter Of Baby Size Carried Into Later Life (BIG BABY=HIGH IQ)

    03/30/2005 7:52:40 AM PST · by srm913 · 62 replies · 41,005+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 30, 2005 | Jacqueline Maley
    When it comes to babies big really is better, according to research that links high birth weight to an elevated IQ in later life. Researchers from Britain and Queensland tracked 470 children from birth to adolescence, recording birth weight and IQ scores in tests at ages five and 14. They found a positive correlation between heavy infants and high intelligence in childhood, regardless of other factors that affect intelligence, such as socio-economic background. "There's a whole literature which is blossoming which links what happens in pregnancy with the subsequent health and development of a person," said study co-author Jake Najman,...
  • Expert teaches how to calm a crying infant quickly

    03/09/2005 5:46:50 AM PST · by beaversmom · 115 replies · 7,390+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | March 6, 2005 | La Rue Novick
    Sunday, March 06, 2005 - EVERYTHING stops the instant a newborn starts crying. Parents rush to figure out what's wrong. They change the diaper, feed and burp her. But the infant's cries crescendo -- inevitably grating on mom and dad's nerves. Frustration sets in. Parents begin to think if they can't even calm their baby's cries, what good are they? What if there were a way to hush a crying infant in seconds? What if parents could turn their baby's nerve-wracking wailing into happy and relaxed gurgling and elevate themselves to confident, successful parents? Dr. Harvey Karp, a long-time pediatritian...
  • Many Newborn Deaths Preventable, Experts Say

    03/03/2005 5:32:50 PM PST · by baseball_fan · 11 replies · 389+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2005 | Patricia Reaney (Reuters)
    LONDON -- Four million newborn babies die every year in the world but three-quarters of them could be easily saved, researchers said on Thursday. Most of the deaths occur in 10 countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and are caused by infections, prematurity and breathing problems related to birth complications. "If you look across 23 nations of western Europe there are 4 million births every year," said Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet medical journal. "So the annual global neonatal mortality is equivalent to all newly born babies in western Europe being entirely wiped out," he added. "That equals 10,000-11,000...
  • Antidepressants Can Affect Newborns, Study Finds

    02/03/2005 5:11:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 516+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 3, 2005 | BENEDICT CAREY
    In the wake of a yearlong debate over the risks of antidepressants to minors, a new analysis of World Health Organization medical records has found that infants whose mothers take the drugs while pregnant may suffer withdrawal symptoms shortly after they are born. The study challenges the assurances that many doctors have long given pregnant women with depression that taking the drugs would not affect their babies. But experts said that the study, appearing today in the journal Lancet, was not definitive, and must be weighed against the benefits of drug treatment. Untreated maternal depression can also harm a developing...
  • Woman Who Gives Abandoned Newborns a Decent Burial Wins $27 Million Jackpot

    12/07/2004 2:34:22 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 59 replies · 2,125+ views
    AP ^ | 12/07/2004 | AP Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - All too often, the ring of Debi Faris-Cifelli's cell phone means there is another abandoned newborn at the morgue, another forsaken child for her to name and bury in a shoebox-size coffin under a white cross in the California desert. Last week, though, Faris-Cifelli - who has had to rely on donations, grants and fund-raisers to give babies a decent burial - got a very different call. She had won the California lottery. The jackpot: $27 million. "Maybe it's the children saying, 'Thank you' for taking care of them when nobody else would," Faris-Cifelli said, bubbling...
  • Dutch Doctors Want Guidelines on Euthanasia After Hospital Kills Newborns

    12/03/2004 12:40:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies · 3,110+ views ^ | December 2, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Amsterdam, Netherlands ( -- Dutch doctors are asking the Netherlands government for guidelines on so-called "mercy killings" after revelations surfaced this week that a hospital in the European nation has been killing several newborns a year it determines are not healthy enough to live. The Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) has asked the Netherlands Ministry of Health to put together a panel to evaluate when euthanasia can be used on people "with no free will," CNN reports. That would include both adults and children who are unable to make their own health care decisions because of severe disabilities. The current...
  • Dutch debate euthanasia for babies

    11/30/2004 9:13:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 119 replies · 3,597+ views ^ | 1 December 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    A HOSPITAL in the Netherlands - the first nation to permit euthanasia - recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, before revealing it had already begun carrying out the procedures. The announcement last month by the Groningen Academic Hospital came amid a growing discussion in Holland on whether to legalise euthanasia on people incapable of deciding for themselves whether they want to end their lives. Euthanasia opponents view the prospect with horror while advocates call it a natural evolution. In August, the main Dutch doctors' association KNMG urged the Health Ministry to create an independent board to...
  • Killing Babies ...

    Netherlands Hospital Euthanizes Babies 1 hour, 12 minutes ago Top Stories - AP AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A hospital in the Netherlands — the first nation to permit euthanasia — recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose of sedatives.
  • Netherlands Hospital Euthanizes Babies (The "Final Solution," Part Deux)

    11/30/2004 11:17:14 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 286 replies · 6,055+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 11/30/2004 | Toby Sterling
    Netherlands Hospital Euthanizes Babies By TOBY STERLING, Associated Press Writer AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Raising the stakes in an excruciating ethical debate, a hospital in the Netherlands — the first nation to permit euthanasia — recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures in a handful of cases and reporting them to the government. The announcement last month by the Groningen Academic Hospital came amid a growing discussion in Holland on whether to legalize euthanasia on people incapable of deciding for themselves whether they want...
  • Netherlands Hospital Euthanizes Babies

    11/30/2004 12:38:59 PM PST · by ladtx · 88 replies · 4,196+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 30 NOV 2004 | TOBY STERLING
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A hospital in the Netherlands — the first nation to permit euthanasia — recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose of sedatives.   The announcement by the Groningen Academic Hospital came amid a growing discussion in Holland on whether to legalize euthanasia on people incapable of deciding for themselves whether they want to end their lives — a prospect viewed with horror by euthanasia opponents and as a natural evolution by advocates. In August,...
  • Kerry: GOP 'turned the corner' going wrong way (Edwards: newborns out pace jobs)

    08/07/2004 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 987+ views
    Daily News ^ | 8/06/04 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    Kerry: GOP 'turned the corner' going wrong way By Katharine Q. Seelye The New York Times WASHINGTON -- All week long, President George W. Bush traveled the country, cheerfully telling audiences that "we've turned the corner" on the economy. But on Friday, in the face of the government's paltry new numbers on job growth, the president's new slogan suddenly sounded premature at best. By now, Republicans had hoped that the early indications this year that the economy was indeed turning the corner would have allowed them to neutralize, or even turn to their advantage, the issue that John Kerry had...
  • Newborn found in portable toilet in Soledad

    06/18/2004 9:03:29 AM PDT · by dc27 · 70 replies · 193+ views
    Soledad (AP) - A teenager was arrested Thursday on charges that she gave birth to a baby girl inside a portable toilet and left her there. The newborn girl was found in lying in waste at the bottom of the toilet, according to a police report from the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. A farm worker pulled her out after hearing the child's screams. Paramedics rushed the girl to Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and she was later transported to Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto. "I think if the baby had been another half hour to an hour longer there,...
  • Study: Hispanic babies majority of newborns in California

    02/06/2003 9:49:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 257+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/6/03 | Robert Jablon - AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES(AP) - Esmeralda Ruby Castellanos is 2 days old and already she's making history.</p> <p>The black-haired newborn slumbering peacefully in a hospital bassinet on Wednesday is part of the new majority in California. As of July 4, 2001, a majority of the babies being born in the state are Hispanic, according to a new study.</p>
  • House Passes Bill to Protect Newborns

    03/13/2002 7:27:24 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 168+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/14/02 | Jim Burns
    The House voted late Tuesday to provide legal protection to babies who are born alive. Babies "born alive" would be recognized as a "person, human being, child or individual," under the legislation that passed on a voice vote. Proponents said the legislation was needed to prevent the deaths of babies who survive late-term or partial-birth abortions. In the latter case, the baby is partially delivered, then killed before removal from the birth canal. The bill defines a child "born alive" as a fetus that has been expelled from the mother and who is breathing, has a beating heart, a pulsating...