Sunday, February 03, 2008

Abortions That Fail

A new study out of the UK indicates that failed abortions, those where the baby is born alive and breathing, are much more common than previously thought.

Botched abortions mean that scores of babies are being born alive and left to die, an official report has revealed.

A total of 66 infants survived NHS termination attempts in one year alone, it emerged.

Rather than dying at birth as was intended, they were able to breathe unaided. About half were alive for an hour, while one survived ten hours.
So, what is the humane way to deal with unwanted babies whose only crime is to be born?
Guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends babies over 22 weeks which survive abortion should have their hearts stopped by lethal injection but this can be a difficult procedure for doctors.
And this is different than infanticide? How?

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