Friday, June 6, 2008

Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion, Expected to Live 'Normal' Life

I found this story on Fox News and it goes hand-in-glove with yesterday's post by Michelle Malkin.

The story is about a woman in the UK had given birth to two children who developed serious kidney problems. Her first child died and the second has only one kidney. So when she found herself pregnant a third time she and her fiancee decided on an abortion because "I couldn't cope with the anguish of losing another baby."

The story goes on to say that a few weeks after the 'abortion' she felt a fluttering in her stomach and went to the doctor for an ultrasound which showed that she was 19 weeks pregnant. Here is her response: "I couldn't believe it,' Percival said. "This was the baby I thought I'd terminated. At first I was angry that this was happening to us, that the procedure had failed. I wrote to the hospital, I couldn't believe that they had let me down like this."

The story goes on to say that she has had a change of heart and decided to keep the baby. After he was born the story goes on to say "Another scan a week later confirmed the baby also had kidney problems, but doctors told the couple the baby was likely to survive, so they decided he deserved another chance at life."

He deserves another chance at life? C'mon, we're talking about human life here! Kittens abandoned by their mother deserve a second chance at life. Humans are entitled to life at all times.

Another thought crosses my mind -- Will his parents ever tell him about their attempt to murder him in the womb to spare him the agony of life? Surely he will learn about the news stories surrounding his birth -- they've been splattered across the UK and the US. What if he lives a normal life and his kidney problems just fade away? Will his parents be consumed with guilt at what they tried to do? Will they try explain away the mercy-killing and blame the 'mistake' on inept doctors and socialized medicine? Perhaps they will call him a blessing in disguise and, by God's grace, see their sinfulness and turn to Christ for forgiveness. Let's pray for that.

Read the story here and note that there is a link to a photo of the baby and his mother. I guess she has no shame. - Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion, Expected to Live 'Normal' Life - Health News Current Health News Medical News


GrannyGrump said...

This really isn't that unusual. Though such stories do cast serious doubt on the claim that women "need" abortions.

Dave Sarafolean said...

Thanks for your post. I read the article you linked to and learned a lot. I also read your blog "Real Choice" and saw today's post. I've put up a new post and linked to both articles.

By the way, I used to live in Bedford.