In April 2004, a nurse named Abby* made an appointment with Richard Collier of the Legal Center for Defense to tell him of an incident she thought violated the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
Abby worked in the labor and delivery department of a major regional hospital in New Jersey. Abby told Collier about a baby boy who was aborted alive there earlier that year and placed in the "dirty room" until he died several hours later....
The boy was between 20-23 weeks old and aborted after a doctor noticed on ultrasound his limbs were not measuring properly. He told the mother the baby would be born with abnormal arms and legs and sword-like feet.
The procedure of choice was induced labor abortion, wherein a pill called Cytotec is inserted in the mother's birth canal every 4-8 hours to irritate the cervix until it opens....
The baby was aborted alive. The nurse noticed he was clutching something in one fist. She pried the baby's fingers opened and saw he was grasping a Cytotec pill....
Collier reported the incident to the U. S. Department of Justice. Abby began reporting other incidents to Collier, who reported them to the DOJ, such as that doctors were ordering nurses to chart live aborted babies' APGAR scores as "zero-zero," indicating they were born dead, not aive....
Continue reading my column, "DOJ: Betraying aborted-alive babies?", on WND.com.
I read this article with my hand over my mouth the entire time.I am pro-life but I feel so sickened that I am absolutely powerless to stop these horrific inhumane things from happening to these precious babies.Sure I do what I can, volenteer work at CPC's,prayer,telling ppl the truth...But I see abortion as this BIG brick wall..I want so badly to knock it down,but no matter how hard I try it seems I can only scratch the surface with my fingernail.
Jill, do you suppose with Gods help one day we will finally see that wall fall down?
I just finished reading your article "Betraying aborted-alive babies?", and I am disgusted and outraged! How can they get away with this? Why haven't they been punished?
I used to be a pro-choicer until I became a mom three years ago. Since then many of my liberal views have changed, and I can't imagine throwing even one little baby away, no matter what is wrong with it!Posted by: Heather L. at September 24, 2006 6:19 AM
Wow, Heather, thank you for sharing your personal experiences (it's so funny how children "teach" us things without even knowing what they're doing!) I wish so badly that some of these stories would be discussed in the mainstream media. I would bet that most people have never heard of live birth after abortion attempts or the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. (It'd be interesting to see some polls about that.)Posted by: Amy at September 27, 2006 2:07 AM