Abortion/Value of life – Hospital refuses to save gasping baby

In a world where pre-term humans are treated like biological material, it’s not unusual that hospitals have draconian policies when dealing with premature babies.

According to the UK daily mail, babies born under 1 pound or before 22 weeks are not considered viable. That is, they are not worth the time, energy, and resources to resuscitate.

I can’t imagine the pain of Tracy Godwin.

Her son was born prematurely at 22 weeks. Certainly the chances of him surviving were slim.

After delivering the child, the hospital staff simply placed the baby boy in her arms, and, because of policy, refused to do anything else.

According to Godwin’s testimony:

They put him in my arms and he cried and was wriggling around. I could feel him breathing and see his eyelashes and fingers and toes…But I kept thinking, Where’s the incubator? We were begging the midwives to do something to help him but no one was saying anything. He was not stillborn, he was trying to live.

46 minutes later, her son was dead.

An official from UK’s National Human Services, Dr. Daphne Austin, said this in response to the story:

We are doing more harm than good by resuscitating 23-weekers. I can’t think of very many interventions that have such poor outcomes. For me, the big issue is that we’re spending an awful lot of money on treatments that have very marginal benefit. I would prefer to free up that money to spend on providing support to people who have much more lifelong chronic conditions.

Once again, it’s just not worth the money to save what a great majority people believe is simply biological material.

Six things the LORD hates; in fact, seven are detestable to Him….hands that shed innocent blood” Proverbs 6:16-17 CSB


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