Leap year abortions

My former employer, Christ Hospital, called in news crews to showcase its party for babies born on Leap Year, February 29. These are special babies who will only get to celebrate their actual birthday once every 4 years.

Christ Hospital execs say it aborts far fewer than back in the day when I worked there. But its policy still states it will abort for life or health of the mother, fatal fetal anomalies, rape or incest, and "selective reduction" in the case of multiples. So who really knows what is going on there until the hospital changes its policy to abortion for life of the mother only.

Thus, it is entirely possible that while cameras focused on babies born at Christ Hospital on Leap Year, staff were quietly committing Leap Year abortions off-camera nearby.

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[HT: proofreader Angela]


Comments:

Well the good thing about it being a Catholic hospital is I bet they don't get protesters. Lucky.

Posted by: Jess at March 4, 2008 11:46 AM


...and this is controversial exactly how? Anyone who would oppose abortion all the cases you have mentioned is an unreasonable extremist.

Take selective reductions of multiples. Would you rather lose 2 or 3 of 5, or all of them? And frankly, if you want to reduce these cases, then let's look at all the fertility drugs that baby-crazy couples are using. And fatal fetal abnormalities? Do you really advocate making a woman suffer through a pregancy that can only end in fetal death any longer than is necessary? These are not "pro-life" stances, they are pro-death.

Posted by: Ray at March 4, 2008 12:03 PM



Take selective reductions of multiples. Would you rather lose 2 or 3 of 5, or all of them? And frankly, if you want to reduce these cases, then let's look at all the fertility drugs that baby-crazy couples are using.

I think we all can agree that the fertility methods women use to get pregnant with multiples are not good for the mothers' and especially not the babies. To selectively abort some of the babies parents so desparately wanted is pro-death. The pro-death attitude prevails going into fertility treatments since the attitude is that innocent babies will be killed if too many babies are conceived.

And fatal fetal abnormalities? Do you really advocate making a woman suffer through a pregancy that can only end in fetal death any longer than is necessary? These are not "pro-life" stances, they are pro-death.

Ray, how can you make this statement and possibly say that advocating women let nature take it's course with fetal abnormalities is pro-death. Advocating abortion is obviously pro-death.
Do you really advocate that women suffer after learning that their baby has a fetal abnormality and then has to suffer through an abortion, and then has to suffer for the rest of her life knowing that she aborted her child?

Women are directed all the time by the medical community to abort babies with fetal abnormalities. Many women suffer greatly afterwards for following their providers medical advice.

Posted by: Sandy at March 4, 2008 12:30 PM


I thought it was a Lutheran hospital.

Ray,

Health as defined by the courts includes social and psychological, family etc.

Generally people think this health reason is real (I used to) but it really isn't a real health issue.

If the health reasons were real pro abortion folks would explain a few examples but they don't because the reasons aren't real.

In countries like Germany where the health reasons have to be real and certified by two separate and independent doctors, the abortion rate is only ten percent of what it is here.

Posted by: hippie at March 4, 2008 12:34 PM


The hospital where my daughter was born also kills babies.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 1:17 PM


"It aborts far fewer"..Translation.."It kills far fewer."

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 1:21 PM


I remember in the hopital where my first son was born, my wife and I went to an appointment (when she was 23 weeks) and a counselor reminded us that this was the last week if we wanted to terminate the pregnancy. -bums.

Ray, would you have aborted your baby daughter?

Posted by: jasper at March 4, 2008 1:36 PM


I have to wonder who does the killing in a hospital. Is an abortionist brought in? Also, one of the women who aborted at this hospital was on welfare. She was told that it would be in her best interest d/t diabetes and a prior pregnancy that resulted in a stillbirth. I wonder if there are times when welfare will pay for the killing. Does anyone know?

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 1:45 PM


OOPS, not at Christ Hospital [above post] At a local hospital near me. I'd love to name it.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 1:47 PM


AWWWW, I loved that clip. I love to look at babies.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 1:51 PM


Jasper,

I hope you reported that so-called counselor. That's unbelievable.


Posted by: Janet at March 4, 2008 1:56 PM


Check out Jill's March 3, 2008 video (a 4 yr. old Japanese boy singing Beatles' tunes) if you haven't already. It's very cute!

Posted by: Janet at March 4, 2008 2:04 PM


"I have to wonder who does the killing in a hospital. Is an abortionist brought in?" Heather, they don't need to employ an "abortionist" (whatever that is) Most Ob/Gyn's are capable of performing abortions. (I'm sorry, "committing abortions")

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 2:11 PM


Jess, 11:46a, said: "Well the good thing about it being a Catholic hospital is I bet they don't get protesters. Lucky."

No, Christ Hospital is not Catholic. It's affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and United Church of Christ, both pro-abort denominations.

And Christ Hospital has certainly been and continues to be picketed.

Posted by: Jill Stanek at March 4, 2008 3:03 PM


Maybe they should picket the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and United Church of Christ. Why don't they picket during Sunday morning services and in the homes of the parishiners? Maybe that'll teach them to belong to the wrong religon...

Posted by: Jess at March 4, 2008 3:10 PM


Hal, Haven't you been paying attention to Mary's posts? She works in a hospital, and she has repeatedly told us about doctors who refuse to participate in the abortion procedure. This also includes nurses.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 3:13 PM


Am I supposed to believe everything I read here? And, assuming it's true, that's one person's impression of only one hospital. I doubt many doctors have any objection to performing abortions.

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 3:24 PM


Hal, Haven't you been paying attention to Mary's posts? She works in a hospital, and she has repeatedly told us about doctors who refuse to participate in the abortion procedure. This also includes nurses.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 3:13 PM
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What do these doctors do when a fetus dies and needs to be removed? Risk the woman's life and future gestational capabilities by 'letting nature take it's course'? Great way to get sued.

Posted by: Sally at March 4, 2008 3:29 PM


Hal, you are wrong again. I've spoken to nursing students who refuse any participation in any abortion procedure. Hal, that's why we have abortion clinics. Most doctors will not perform abortions.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 3:29 PM


When a baby dies in the womb, sometimes a woman's body goes into labor and the baby is delivered and is stillborn. If her body doesn't, labor is induced and the baby is delivered stillborn.
Are you confusing that with an abortion, Sally?

Posted by: Carla at March 4, 2008 3:45 PM


"I've spoken to nursing students who refuse any participation in any abortion procedure."

Well that certainly proves the point.

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 4:08 PM


What do these doctors do when a fetus dies and needs to be removed? Risk the woman's life and future gestational capabilities by 'letting nature take it's course'? Great way to get sued.

Posted by: Sally at March 4, 2008 3:29 PM

Sally,
Would you freak'n give this old tune up already?
Inducing labor or performing a D&C to remove a baby that has already died IS NOT THE SAME AS COMMITTING ABORTION ON A LIVING BABY!!!!

NOT TO MENTION, IT IS PERFECTLY FINE IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES TO LET NATURE TAKES IT'S COURSE AND HAVE THE WOMAN'S BODY NATURALLY MISCARRY THE BABY. IF THE WOMAN'S BODY DOESN'T
NATURALLY MISCARRY, THEN YES, INDECTION OR D&C PROCEDURE WOULD BE THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION.

HOW MANY TIMES DOES THIS HAVE TO BE DISCUSSED??
DOCTORS WHO REMOVE A BABY THAT HAS ALREADY PASSED WOULD HAVE NO OBJECTIONS TO DOING SO.


Posted by: Sandy at March 4, 2008 4:13 PM



Am I supposed to believe everything I read here? And, assuming it's true, that's one person's impression of only one hospital. I doubt many doctors have any objection to performing abortions.

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 3:24 PM

The problem Hal, is that you believe nothing you read here. Not even the AA woman who spoke out against abortion in her own community. You thought that was Hisman in diguise. *whatever*

But you do believe the plagiarizing Obamba and all his stolen motivational speaking material.

Posted by: Sandy at March 4, 2008 4:16 PM


Am I supposed to believe everything I read here? And, assuming it's true, that's one person's impression of only one hospital. I doubt many doctors have any objection to performing abortions.

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 3:24 PM

Hal,
why do you think someone abortionist from Minneapolis flies over to SD once a week to perform abortions? Aren't there drs. in SD?

Posted by: Sandy at March 4, 2008 4:24 PM


"The problem Hal, is that you believe nothing you read here"


It's hard to believe much from a group of people who also believe in invisible magic sky guys and evil devil underworld guys. That African American woman posted once and disappeared. She listed all the views that Hisman wants African American women to belive (although few do) She might have been real, but it appeared suspcious to me, although I don't deny a person with those beliefs might exist.

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 4:28 PM


I'll take my "magic sky guy" over nothing, thanks.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 4:37 PM


Wow, Hal! As though the number of posts determines their authenticity?! Which Nazi propagandist was it that said that if you fed people the same lie often enough, they'd eventually buy it? Doesn't matter which one said it, they all believed and acted on it. Is that why you show up here so much?

Posted by: Hm hm hm hm... at March 4, 2008 4:49 PM


Hal, there are times I think you're a counterfeit. Just a gut feeling these days.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 4:54 PM


counterfeit? in what way? for what purpose?

My name is not Hal, but the rest is true.

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 5:04 PM


I can't explain. Just a feeling. I'm goin with my gut.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 5:06 PM


Understood. I do that too sometimes. I have no problem with people being skeptical about what they see on the Web.

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 5:12 PM


"But you do believe the plagiarizing Obamba and all his stolen motivational speaking material."

Dude, the guy worked on his campaign and recommended he use some of it. Hillary is guilty of using phrases similar to other politicians. Oh no...

Posted by: prettyinpink at March 4, 2008 5:29 PM


"It aborts far fewer"..Translation.."It kills far fewer."

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 1:21 PM


Are they publishing the numbers to back that up?

We would love to see those numbers you know.

Posted by: hippie at March 4, 2008 5:43 PM


hippie, good question. I'd like to know.

Posted by: heather at March 4, 2008 5:46 PM


I'll take my "magic sky guy" over nothing, thanks.

Ha! Heather - right on - excellent exposition of why many people have the unprovable beliefs they do.

What seems ... to be... is always better than nothing

--The Doobie Brothers

Posted by: Doug at March 4, 2008 11:23 PM


"I have to wonder who does the killing in a hospital. Is an abortionist brought in?" Heather, they don't need to employ an "abortionist" (whatever that is) Most Ob/Gyn's are capable of performing abortions. (I'm sorry, "committing abortions")

Posted by: Hal at March 4, 2008 2:11 PM

I thought Somg said abortionists had to be specially trained etc.

Posted by: hippie at March 5, 2008 12:18 AM


Well, Somg would know better than I.

Posted by: Hal at March 5, 2008 10:40 AM


I Don't think Christ would want abortions done at his hospital. :(

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