Alive and Kicking Campaign: Run, Gianna Run!
Every year in Britain, 50 babies are born-alive — after an abortion attempt.
Babies born alive. Don’t you just hate medical malpractice? The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is mounting an investigation into this horrible rash of babies born alive — according to their standards an abortionist is supposed to be sure they stop the baby’s heart with a direct injection of potassium chloride.
The problem? “In practice, few doctors are willing or able to perform the delicate procedure,” says Britain’s Sunday Times.
Another problem? Abortion is legal in Britain up to the 24th week of pregnancy, but some babies born earlier do survive:
‘They can be born breathing and crying at 19 weeks’ gestation,’ [Stuart Campbell, former professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at St George’s hospital, London] said. ‘I am not anti-abortion, but as far as I am concerned this is sub-standard medicine.’
Fortunately, not everyone has such a warped definition of “medicine.” The Times goes on to report that, “Doctors are increasingly uneasy about aborting babies who could be born alive.”
Enter Gianna Jessen, who was one of those pesky babies who just insisted on being born alive. Gianna is a young American woman who survived a saline abortion. (See links below for previous stories about Gianna.)
Today, despite living with cerebral palsy as a result of the “sub-standard abortion” that almost killed her, Gianna has become a marathon runner.
And in April, Gianna will be running in the London Marathon to draw attention to the Alive and Kicking Campaign. They are working toward reducing the legal upper limit for abortions from 24 weeks to 18 weeks, which would halve the yearly number of abortions in the UK.
Run, Gianna Run!
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Previous posts about Gianna:
Cross-posted at CultureFacts.org
Cross-posted at Zeitgeist
Cross-posted at RedState.org.