June 22, 2004


Live babies being born after abortions (Rebecca Smith, 22 June 2004, Evening Standard)

Leading doctors today called for a major overhaul to avoid babies being born alive after abortions.

Pregnancy expert Professor Stuart Campbell has demanded rules should be tightened after it was revealed that at least nine babies are known to have survived terminations in recent years.

He said injections that were supposed to end their lives in the womb failed to do so - and he called for stricter regulations to be enforced on the methods of abortion. [...]

"It is really unfair on the nurses and the parents to see the baby making some sort of movement after birth."

Can't be too pleasant for the child either, eh?

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Posted by: Raymond at June 23, 2004 2:02 AM

Some people just don't know when they're not wanted.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at June 23, 2004 2:22 AM

About the most appalling thing I've read in ages, especially this:

"What paediatricians do is spend resources keeping a baby that is going to die, alive. It is absolute nonsense. It does show that is up to us (obstetricians) to make sure the baby is not moving."

Posted by: Peter B at June 23, 2004 6:39 AM


In their mind they've got their priorities straight (shudder).

Posted by: John Barrett Jr. at June 23, 2004 10:36 AM

"First, do no harm..."

These folks aren't doctors. I don't know what they are, but they are not doctors.

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 23, 2004 12:01 PM

I saw somewhere that there was a police investigation into a case where an abortionst failed and the child was born alive. The cops thought that it amounted to criminal malpractice.

A case of wrongful life maybe?

Posted by: Uncle Bill at June 23, 2004 1:10 PM

This sort of sordid detail really brings it home. these people are criminals.

Posted by: Amos at June 23, 2004 1:58 PM