Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Simply Gruesome

Fifty babies a year are alive after abortion - Sunday Times - Times Online: "A GOVERNMENT agency is launching an inquiry into doctors’ reports that up to 50 babies a year are born alive after botched National Health Service abortions.

The investigation, by the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), comes amid growing unease among clinicians over a legal ambiguity that could see them being charged with infanticide.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which regulates methods of abortion, has also mounted its own investigation.

Its guidelines say that babies aborted after more than 21 weeks and six days of gestation should have their hearts stopped by an injection of potassium chloride before being delivered. In practice, few doctors are willing or able to perform the delicate procedure.

For the abortion of younger foetuses, labour is induced by drugs in the expectation that the infant will not survive the birth process. Guidelines say that doctors should ensure that the drugs they use prevent such babies being alive at birth."

Click on the link to read the rest of the article. HT: World Magazine

2 comments:

Ryan J said...

Wis it for these people such a big difference if the baby is in the womb or out of the womb. Either way it's a person. I want to see a headline someday saying "100% of the babies aborted were alive in the womb!" But I'll just keep on dreamin.

Gummby said...

Well said. I couldn't agree more.