Aborted babies born alive and left to die have increased

SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSIONS INCREASE BABIES BORN, LEFT TO DIE                                                                                                  

 "Babies born alive and left to die have increased “ said Dr Katrina Haller, Chief Executive Officer of the Right to Life Australia. She was commenting on the 2012/2013 Victorian Report of the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, which has now been published.The Council reported the results of abortions performed after 20 weeks gestation – late term abortions.Dr Haller continued, “This is a sad and sorry state, where mothers feel, increasingly that they have to destroy their preborn babies in order to live in our society”.

 

“It demonstrates a failure to care for our mothers and their babies,”  Dr Haller said.  She continued,   “It is a slap in the face to all people who have a disability – they are deemed not worthy of life.” 

“There is a search and destroy mission going on - to seek out those preborn babies who might have a disability and then abort them,” Dr Haller continued. 

She said, “People with a disability are worthy of life - they are part of the diversity of the human family.”   

In 2012 in Victoria there were 132 late abortions for psychosocial reasons resulting in still births and 145 late abortions for suspected or confirmed congenital anomalies, resulting in stillbirths, that is 277 abortions resulting in a dead baby.  In addition there were 53 late abortions for suspected or confirmed congenital anomalies where the baby was born alive and left to die.  That is a total of 330 late abortions in 2012.

In 2013 there were 179 late abortions for psychosocial reasons and 136 for suspected or confirmed congenital anomalies, that is 315 late abortions resulting in a dead baby. In addition there were 43 late abortions for congenital anomalies resulting in a live birth. That is a total of 358 late abortions in Victoria.

Compared with the 2010/ 2011 results, there is an increase in the babies born alive and left to die ( 2010 = 24, 2011 = 40). 

Dr Haller asked, “What happens to these babies who are born and left to die?  Are they given pain-killers?  If they are viable, is any consideration given to keeping them alive and being made available for adoption?  Are the mothers told that their baby was born alive?  If not, why not?”

For further comment call Dr Haller on 0434 265 802       20 June 2016

                                                                               

 

 


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