Thursday, April 29, 2010
On Saturday, doctors attempted to abort a baby boy, 22 weeks into his life after conception, in Rossano, Italy. When the doctors failed in their attempts to legally kill the baby, they simply left him to die, wrapped in a sheet, presumably alone, and struggling to survive. When a hospital chaplain went to pray beside the boy's body on Sunday, he found him alive, moving and breathing. The boy was immediately taken to the neo-natal unit at another hospital. Unfortunately, he died on Monday. The police are investigating the case as a homicide. (Link to story here.)
Here's the reality of human law - in Italy, as in America today - killing a viable human being, capable of survival outside of his or her mother's womb is legal. But, remove that same human being from the womb, and suddenly, miraculously, that human's human rights kick in and it is no longer legal to kill him or her.
Inside - no rights at all, not even to live. Outside - human rights, including the right to live.
Is this not a completely artificial boundary? Human beings, growing, moving, living, as human beings are entitled to human rights. Those rights must be protected. Human law must change. Abortion must end. Life must be protected.
Allow this sad story to have a positive impact. Tell it to everyone you know. Use it to show the sham and selfishness and horror of abortion. Allow the life of this Italian baby to have some greater meaning.