Friday, August 25, 2006

Some Choice

Born alive only to be "aborted" anyway. That's what happened to a newborn in Hieleah, Florida on July 20 of this year.

An eighteen year old young woman arrived on morning at A Gyn Diagnostics Center for an appointment to abort her baby, taking medication prior to her arrival which would dilate her cervix. She was twenty-three weeks along. Frantz Bazile, the abortionist, failed to arrive at work that day.

Later that afternoon, the girl gave birth to a live and active baby which struggled to breathe. Instead of transporting the baby to the hospital five minutes away as Born Alive laws demand, Belkis Gonzalez, a clinic worker, stuffed the baby into a biohazard bag, sealing it, in order to suffocate the newborn.

Siomara Senises, the clinic's owner, surrendered her license. Two years ago, she had handed over her license for another Florida clinic after it had been discovered that unlicensed workers, including a janitor, had been permitted to perform abortions on patients there.

Shocking as this story is, this is not the only time this sort of thing has transpired. A year ago another born-alive victim of abortion died in a Florida clinic.

A journal, Pediatrics, published a study in 2003 showing that approximately two-thirds of babies born at the same age as the one in this story (twenty-three weeks) survive.

At the risk of stating the obvious, something is seriously wrong with our nation when these sorts of atrocities occur. How can we allow abortions to be performed, for any reason, at any point of the forty weeks of gestation? If babies can survive at twenty-three weeks, is it fair to label them fetuses and declare their right to live dependent solely on the whims of another? Since when does an individual's right to live depend upon being wanted and valued by someone else? Are we not all created with a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Why do we weep with a woman who miscarries at twenty-three weeks and instinctively say she has lost her baby, but defend a "woman's right" to abort a "fetus" of twenty-three weeks, the exact same age? The only difference is in the value the mother (or father) has placed upon the child, not in his actual worth or viability. It is high time for this barbarity to end.

Here is a picture of a baby in the womb at five months of gestation.
Here is one at six months.

Source: World Magazine


At 8/25/2006 9:38 AM, Blogger michele said...

What an awful story. I'm going to try to link to it later this morning.

At 8/25/2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Thanks for posting this story.

"Why do we weep with a woman who miscarries at twenty-three weeks and instinctively say she has lost her baby, but defend a "woman's right" to abort a "fetus" of twenty-three weeks, the exact same age?"

Great question. I'd love a pro-choice person to answer that.

At 8/25/2006 2:18 PM, Blogger Christopher Taylor said...

What's funny is that people will be shocked by this and shrug at late term abortions, as if something magical happens to the baby when it exits the mother. There are laws in some of the most leftist states in the union (New York and California, for example) that make it double murder - willfully killing a fellow human being - to kill a pregnant woman.

At 8/25/2006 8:46 PM, Anonymous Carole said...

As I cleaned house today my mind wondered to my SIL's dd's upcoming wedding. Mi**** is a beautiful woman, 26yo, has a few college degrees just like her twin sister, wonderful people to be around, ....... in fact I really like both girls (ugh, women). Their mom, DH's sister, was 15yo when she had the twins---the guy told her it wouldn't happen on her first time---- she likes to tell folks that she grew up with her girls, but geez, what parent doesn't? Ok, the parent who stupidly thinks they know everything like my one niece....but I digress. How easy it would have been for her to abort, but she didn't, she wouldn't consider it,........and now look at those girls! SIL didn't have it easy at first, or for very, very many years, but what a tragedy it would have been if she had considered it......just look at these young women today, and the family that exists today because of it..........interesting that my mind went all through this this morning as you were writing or posting your blog. Our minds must be melding LOL!!!

I don't understand it either, and think about my SIL whenever I hear about someone arguing for a woman's choice. What about the baby's choice?

At 8/27/2006 3:54 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing this story although in all honesty, I can not swallow these kinds of things anymore. It is just too difficult to not break down and cry.


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