Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Fifty babies a year are born alive after an abortion. (UK Sunday Times).

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.

There's nothing delicate, I would suspect, injecting KCL into a baby's heart. It's delicate, perhaps, because doctors know that what they are doing is killing a human being.

“They can be born breathing and crying at 19 weeks’ gestation,” he said. “I am not anti-abortion, but as far as I am concerned this is sub-standard medicine.”

Yup. The standard to which medicine is held is how well it kills.

Read the rest of it. It's sickening.

Don Jim (Dappled Things) has an interesting thought. As does Amy.

Oh, and here's another nice little story. Sheesh.

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