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Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortions

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Sadly, a child died after miraculously surviving an abortion attempt in Italy. Two days after the baby boy was aborted he was found to be breathing. A priest, who had gone to pray next to the body of the baby, was shocked to find him breathing and immediately called on the doctors to help. It appears that the medical professionals had left the boy to die on his own after the abortion failed. He ultimately did die.

The United States has a law protecting children who survive abortion attempts, the “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act of 2002” (Public Law 107-207). The law establishes that any child who is “born alive” (is breathing, the umbilical cord is pulsating, has muscle movement, or a beating heart) after an abortion attempt is considered a person and needs to be treated accordingly. An enlightening aside to this story is that then-State Senator Obama voted against allowing the abortion survivors to live. In his words, “What we are doing here is to create one more burden on women, and I can’t support that.”


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