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Abortion horror: Baby accidentally born alive, then murdered

Posted by sanityinjection on February 6, 2009

There’s not a lot I can say to introduce this shocking story other than to just give you the link:

It’s tempting to use this incident to make a larger point about the issue of abortion in general, but I’m not going to do that.  People on both sides of the abortion debate should be horrified by this incident. Even the head of the local NOW chapter said she was “really disturbed”. But then she said something amazing:

“I know that there are clinics out there like this. And I hope that we can keep (women) from going to these types of clinics.”

What?! ?! If NOW is aware of other abortion clinics that are operated as appallingly as this one, the organization, which claims to be the voice of the female half of the species, should not simply “hope” that women won’t go there. They should be out on the streets protesting those clinics every single day as a threat to the lives and health of women.


4 Responses to “Abortion horror: Baby accidentally born alive, then murdered”

  1. Sister Benedict said

    Sure, his license was pulled, but will there be any criminal proceedings against the person who put a preemie baby out with the trash rather than rushing the child to a hospital PICU, or against the person who ordered that HOMICIDE?

    The pro-life and pro-choice folks will probably disagree forever on the status of the contents of a woman’s womb, but there should be no disagreement about babies who have been born alive. Everyone on both sides should be outraged about this case.

  2. Jason said

    Disgusting, disturbing, revolting, hypocritical to the idea of America. Abortion and murder of our children is the Dread Scott case of our times.

    Time for cynicism if I may. It is a an abortion clinic. A factory for death. Once you walk through their threshold their motivations is to remove a child from this world. Why does it take a story like this to make people take notice about abortions and their chambers? Does it matter this innocent young life died a horrible death? In the end, he was “aborted” right? What if a man targeted a female, went into her house, and gently smothered her with a pillow? — vs. bludgeoning her to death? Would there, is there, a difference?

    My point is this, they murder. That’s what they do. Should we be that appalled at such a story?

    Here’s an idea. Stop aborting our young innocent lives. A pipe dream? Then make it heavily regulated that weeds out irresponsible and selfish reasoning. It has created a culture of death. Child abuse and neglect has been on a continual climb since abortion became our policy. We have to change clean the fabric of our society if we are to continue to produce great generations equal to those who came before us.

  3. sanityinjection said

    Jason – You make a good point, but in fairness I must make one quibble. I think it is a stretch to argue that “child abuse and neglect” have increased because of Roe v. Wade. I would argue that increased reporting accounts for much of that increase.

    I think the way for our country to progress on the abortion issue is to try to develop common ground between the well-meaning people on both sides – those whose priority is to protect the reproductive choice of women, and those whose priority is to protect the lives of the unborn. These two goals do not need to be in opposition to each other.

    One of the first steps in this direction is to discard the fiction that we are not talking about human lives here. When we debate capital punishment, we acknowledge that we are talking about taking human lives, and argue that there is a compelling reason to do so. Pro-choice advocates need to do the same.

    A second step is to agree that any woman seeking an abortion should receive professional counselling first, and not from anyone who stands to profit financially from her abortion. Women who have abortions often suffer depression and guilt feelings afterwards, and should not to be led to believe that an abortion is as simple as having a wart removed.

  4. If abortion clinics were required to save the lives of babies that were accidentally born, would that not defeat the purpose?

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