by Steven Ertelt
From LifeNews.com, February 4:
A report from Britain shows that 66 babies were born alive on one year alone after abortions done with public money under the nation’s health care system
The British National Health Service says women were given drugs to soften their cervix and had labor induced to birth the child so prematurely that there is no way to provide enough care for the child to live.
After birth, the babies received no medical care or attention, the report indicated….
According to the Evening Standard newspaper, the babies in these abortions mostly involved unborn children who suffered from severe physical or mental disabilities, some of which may have been life-threatening.
However, the newspaper said the report showed some of the babies had very minor issues such as a club foot or cleft palate that could easily be repaired with surgery after birth.
Half of the babies survived for an hour or more and one infant breathed without medical help for ten hours before dying.
After nurse Jill Stanek discovered staff at a Chicago hospital left babies to die after such live birth abortions, Congress passed and President Bush signed a bill to ensure that any infant who survives an abortion must be given appropriate medical care.
[HT: Mary Kay Hastings]