Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Infanticide: Obamacare Italian Style

Shades of Barack Obama. Horrifying story out of Italy, via LifeNews:

Baby Boy Survived Abortion, Lived Two Days After Doctors Left Him to Die

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 28, 2010

"Florence, Italy. A 22-week old disabled boy survived an abortion attempt in southern Italy, but doctors left him to die afterwards and he survived for two days before passing away. The boy's mother was pregnant for the first time but decided to have an abortion after prenatal scans suggested the unborn child was disabled.

The London Telegraph says the abortion was done at the Rossano Calabria hospital but the baby survived the procedure.

Father Antonio Martello, the hospital chaplain, discovered the baby alive the next day -- about 20 hours after the abortion was reportedly completed.

Martello had wanted to pray over the baby but the newspaper indicates he found the child wrapped in a sheet with his umbilical cord still attached and he was moving and breathing.

After the Catholic priest notified doctors, they moved the baby to a specialist neonatal unit at another hospital for treatment -- but the child eventually died on Monday morning."

This is just about identical to what Jill Stanek discovered when working at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn Illinois:"

"It is not uncommon for a live aborted baby to linger for an hour or two or even longer. At Christ Hospital one of these babies lived for almost an entire eight-hour shift. Some of the babies aborted are healthy, because Christ Hospital will also abort for life or "health" of the mother, and also for rape or incest.

In the event that an aborted baby is born alive, she or he receives "comfort care," defined as keeping the baby warm in a blanket until s/he dies."

Stanek's testimony was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act. But that soul-shattering testimony left at least one member of the Illinois legislature completely unmoved:

"Thrice in the Illinois legislature, Obama helped block a bill that was designed solely to protect the life of infants already born, and outside the womb, who had miraculously survived the attempt to kill them during an abortion. Thrice, Obama voted to let doctors and nurses allow these tiny human beings die of neglect and be tossed out with the medical waste."

It is horribly ironic that President Obama, who claims it is a moral imperative to extend health isurance to every person, actually voted against mandating the provision of medical treatment to a dying baby. How any American, let alone any Catholic, could vote for such a man is beyond me.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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