Nurses share heartbreaking stories of what happens to babies who survive abortions

Often when a baby is born alive during an abortion procedure, the child is kept in the abortion clinic until he or she dies. In rare cases, the abortionist himself takes action to kill the baby. But sometimes the baby is transferred to a hospital, where he can be given medical care. Unfortunately, it is the policy of many hospitals simply to allow these babies to die.

Nurse Kathleen Malloy, from Jacksonville, Florida, witnessed the death of one baby who was born after a saline abortion and transferred to her hospital. Melanie Green of Last Days Ministries quoted Malloy in her pamphlet “Children: Things We Throw Away?” Malloy tells her story:

I worked the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, and when we weren’t busy, I’d go out to help with the newborns. One night I saw a bassinet outside the nursery. There was a baby in this bassinet – a crying, perfectly formed baby – but there was a difference in this child. She had been scalded. She was the child of a saline abortion.

This little girl looked as if she had been put in a pot of boiling water. No doctor, no nurse, no parent, to comfort this hurt, burned child. She was left alone to die in pain. They wouldn’t let her in the nursery – they didn’t even bother to cover her.

I was ashamed of my profession that night! It’s hard to believe this can happen in our modern hospitals, but it does. It happens all the time. I thought a hospital was a place to heal the sick – not a place to kill.

I asked a nurse at another hospital what they do with their babies that are aborted by saline. Unlike my hospital, where the baby was left alone struggling for breath, their hospital puts the infant in a bucket and puts the lid on. Suffocation! Death by suffocation!


A saline abortion is performed by injecting the caustic saline solution into the amniotic fluid that surrounds an unborn baby in the second trimester. The baby breathes in the fluid, which burns her lungs and scorches her skin, causing her to die within several hours. The mother then goes through labor to give birth to the dead baby. This type of abortion is seldom performed today because it led to so many live births and because it was dangerous to women; it had the potential to cause severe damage to the woman’s body if the saline was injected into her bloodstream. A similar procedure where poison is injected into the baby’s heart, or, in some cases, the amniotic fluid, still takes place today and is used in the late second and third trimesters.

The baby Malloy watched die never had a name and never had a chance to live. In a similar situation, Gianna Jessen, who was also aborted by the saline method, was given medical care and survived. She is now a pro-life activist, and her website can be found here.

A 2002 article in The Journal of Clinical Nursing seems to indicate that nurses encounter babies born alive after abortions with some frequency. According to the article:

In the case of late termination, the death of the fetus before delivery, though usual, is not inevitable except in rare cases of extreme physical abnormality[.] … At times the fetus will actually attempt to breathe or move its limbs, which makes the experience extremely distressing for nurses. Also, whereas the woman will probably go through this process once in her lifetime, nurses may go through it several times a year or even in the same week. (1)

The article quotes author and lecturer Annette D. Huntington, BN, Ph.D. saying that abortion live births are a “regular occurrence.”

premature babyAnother nurse who found herself in the terrible position of caring for an aborted baby told her story in the newsletter of Friendship Pregnancy Center (now called Women’s First Choice Center) in Morristown, New Jersey. Her story, which can be read in its entirety here, is heartbreaking. On the night the aborted baby came in, three premature babies from a nearby hospital were being taken care of. Two of the three were in danger of dying, and doctors struggled to save their lives. While the doctors were engaged in the struggle to help these two wanted babies, the aborted baby was brought in:

The nurse from Labor and Delivery walked into our unit carrying a blanket and stating “This is a prostaglandin abortion. He has a heartbeat so we brought him over.” The baby was placed under a radiant warmer and I was told the rest of the facts. The gestational age of the baby was given to be 23 weeks by ultrasound. The mother had cancer and had received chemotherapy treatments before discovering that she was pregnant. The parents had been told that their baby would be horribly deformed because of the chemotherapy.

I looked at the baby boy lying before me, and saw that from all appearances he was perfect. He had a good strong heartbeat. I could tell this without using a stethoscope because I could see his chest moving in sync with his heart rate. With a stethoscope I heard a heart pumping strongly. I look at his size and his skin — he definitely looked more mature than 23 weeks. He was weighed and I discovered that he was 900 grams, almost two pounds. This was almost twice the weight of some babies we have been able to save. A doctor was summoned. When she arrived the baby started moving his tiny arms and legs flailing. He started trying to gasp, but was unable to get air into his lungs. His whole body shuddered with his efforts to breathe. We were joined by a neonatalist and I pleaded with both doctors saying, “The baby is viable — look at his size, look at his skin — he looks much older than 23 weeks.”

It was a horrible moment as each of us wrestled with our own ethical standards. I argued that we should make an attempt to resuscitate him, to get him breathing. The resident doctor told me, “This is an abortion. We have no right to interfere.” The specialist, who had the responsibility for the decision, was wringing his hands and quietly saying, “This is so hard. Oh, God, it’s so hard when it’s this close.” In the end, I lost. We were not going to try to resuscitate this baby. So, I did the only thing I could do. Dipping my index finger into sterile water and placing it on his head, I baptized the child. Then I wrapped him in blankets to keep him warm, and held him. These were the only measures I could take comfort the baby under the circumstances, no matter how much I wanted to do more. I held this little boy, who was still gasping for breath, trying to stay alive on his own. As the tears flowed down my face, I pray to God that he would take this child into his care, and that he would forgive me for my own part in his death. After a while, he stopped gasping. His heart continued to be, but the beating became slower and weaker until it finally stopped. He was gone.

Ironically, all the while the nurse was holding the dying aborted child, doctors were struggling to save the life of another premature (but wanted) child in the very same room, less than 5 feet away. Sadly, this baby died as well – but she was given every possible medical treatment, while the aborted baby was completely ignored.

Another nurse, Joan S. Smith, told the following story:

It was a night I’ll never forget. It was 11 pm and my colleague Karen and I “scrubbed in” at the beginning of our shift in the Special Care Nursery of a large teaching hospital….Without warning, a harried nurse rushed into the doorway.

Her white uniform seemed out of place in the area of the hospital where only surgical scrubs are worn.

“Here, take this,” she said, thrusting into my hands a small silver specimen pan covered with a paper towel.

“What is it?” I asked, realizing by the look on her face that something was very wrong.

“It’s an abortion at 22 weeks gestation, delivered on our floor. But it’s alive,” she explained, then turned on her heel and was gone. I removed the paper towel to see the perfectly formed body of a baby boy curled up in the cold metal pan….Karen came over to help. “This happens every so often,” she explained sadly. She had trained at the hospital and worked there for over 15 years.

[After a doctor Joan called simply told her to do nothing but fill in the time of death for the baby] Stoking his tiny arm, I tried to sort out my jumble of emotions. I felt powerless, angry, and overwhelmed by sadness. How could our medical system be so full of ironies? Here I was surrounded by medical technology, which was of no avail to this tiny child. I wondered if the parents even were told that their son had been admitted to the hospital as a live birth with footprints taken, and identification number and band given, a physician notified of his birth- yet all of this merely an unpredicted complication of a routine abortion. It took nearly four hours until that tiny heart slowed to a stop. With tears in my eyes, I wrapped his body for the morgue. This was all of a life this child would ever know. He would never know the warmth of a mother’s embrace. No one would ever celebrate his birth. He would never even be given a name.

It is not unheard of for a baby born at 22-23 weeks to survive with medical treatment. Little Amillia Taylor was born at just 21 weeks and six days and weighed less than 10 ounces. She survived and is a healthy toddler today. Amillia’s mother actually had to lie to get the doctors to treat her baby – they had a policy of not treating children born before 23 weeks.

A German baby born at 21 weeks and five days also survived. Her story can be found here. The article also cites the example of a Canadian baby who was born before 22 weeks and survived.

Cases of late-term abortions blur the line between abortion and infanticide. Clearly, when a baby can survive on its own, even for short while, it becomes obvious that abortion is the killing of a human being. In reality, life is a continuum from conception to natural death – although babies aborted at later stages of development are more fully developed, abortion is murder from the very beginning. But stories of babies born alive and then denied medical care are heart-wrenching and a terrible indictment of our society, which permits such atrocities.

1. “Working with Women Experiencing Mid-Trimester Termination of Pregnancy, the Integration of Nursing and Feminist Knowledge in the G

  • I cannot believe no one has left a comment about this. This is the most horrific thing I’ve ever read. I knew this was happening all over the world but no one would admit to it. No one wants to read it, no one wants to comment, no one wants to believe it’s true because it’s horrid. They just want to pretend that it’s just this glob of nothing inside a woman and should be removed like a cyst or mole. It’s a human being. How could it lie there and try to breathe, to fight for it’s life for hours before dying. They say it’s not a human being until it knows the value of life. Animals know the value of their lives that’s why they fight for it. That baby knew something was wrong, knew it needed to breathe. It tried to breathe for 4 hours and then died. I wouldn’t be able to work with babies in a hospital, I wouldn’t be able to be a nurse and see that happen. I would’ve illegally taken that baby home and raised it as my own. What’s the big deal? The parents discarded it as if it were an empty gum wrapper. One woman’s garbage is the Lords treasure. Is my treasure. I’d raise them all if I could. I almost threw up reading this. Thank you for putting this out there. People need to know the truth and the media, the lying, hiding, left-wing, lame stream media needs to report about this trial happening right now. They can report the Arias trial where a woman murdered a man and may get the death penalty however these nurses that murdered born baby after born baby only get 20-30 years? This is rediculous. These babies are innocent. No one would be asking the doctor, “How had the baby treated you the time before it’s death. So we can get an understanding on why you though it right to murder them.” This countries heading in the wrong direction and believe it or not, they’ll hate the outcome.

    • So true that “we” don’t want to admit it’s going on. Don’t want to believe. It’s so heartbreaking! I definitely want to do more! To at least keep my voice and speak! May God forgive us!!! And may He carry all these little ones close to in His arms!

    • margie Peterson

      Mike..we know it is true…we also know these people should be prosecuted and imprisoned for what they do…until society get’s a conscience it won’t be done…God will have no choice but to turn his back on us….all abortion is murder…no woman says I don’t want this fetus, they say I don’t want this baby…they know but justify themselves somehow…in the Bible, David said to God, from in my mothers womb you knew me….judgement will be passed….if not by our society then most certainly by our God…

      • evilqueenie

        Why don’t you speak from your own mind without using a source no one has witnessed or a based off a book that bashes your own sex.

        • prolifemama

          @evilqueenie – Why do you have a problem with Margie quoting from Scripture? The words she chose are appropriate…people quote from other writings every day. Why does this particular quote gall you?

        • Brantley Lyerly

          Why do you have such a problem with the Bible and it’s scripture, just curious?

        • tandee

          Well, I will speak from my own experience since you don’t like quotations from the Bible:

          I had planned a week long fast to begin the very next morning, but that night a messenger spoke to me saying, “Do not do that which thou hast determined to do, for this night thou hast conceived a baby girl.” Accordingly, I postponed the fast until I was sure that I was not pregnant, but in course of time I realized that I was pregnant, and I did have a baby girl.

    • TeaNCookies

      >>>This is the most horrific thing I’ve ever read. I knew this was happening all over the world but no one would admit to it.

      Except it’s not true.

      • Sweetnyss

        Except it is. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it bullshit.

        • TeaNCookies

          What I do not like is lies, I’ve been to an abortion clinic with my sister; it’s nothing like described here. It’s propaganda for your ridiculous campaign, you suffer massive confirmation bias and will accept anything to be true so long as it aligns with your view of the world.

          Now go pray to your non existent sky father.

          • Sweetnyss

            Wow! You should practice some intelligence for commenting on here. First of all you saw the waiting room in an abortion clinic if you went with your sister so you know nothing. You cannot join her in the back for support they don’t even allow husbands inside. Next, you have no experience or proof to back up anything you claim to know about abortions or the clinic unless you’ve had one. And confirmation bias? When things that are stated are facts and truths they are confirmed. You expect me to believe the doctor holding the vacuum to be truthful when thats his livelihood? Why would he tell the truth and get his entire well-being shut down? How about the doctor that was recently sent to prison because he had a disgusting practice where he did in fact, and the courts found proof, of him birthing botched abortion babies and then leaving them in buckets to die. It is you who have Massive Confirmation Bias and are like all the other cattle that believe whatever the media or the blood sucking doctors want them to believe. I’m glad that you’re now an expert on abortion clinics since you’ve sat in the waiting room of one of the thousands in the world that are on existence. And as for my non-existent sky father, at least I have something to stand for. And that’s not murder. He also says be careful not to cast your pearls to swine so I guess I’m done. Swine

          • laurel

            People who are guilty of committing the sin of abortion often times have difficulty admitting to its hooror. To do so. They would have to admit that they themselves are murderers of the worst kind. How much lower can a woman go than to murder an innocent baby that cannot scream, cannot run, cannot hide, but is hopelessly trapped in its mother’s womb which has now become her own babies tomb. Their hands are dripping with the blood of the innocent…their very own baby. They are void of compassion but one day, the tables will be turned. They will have to face God and when they do there will be no excuses. No argument will God hear or accept that will save their own souls.

          • evilqueenie

            There’s no one to face. I know someone who flat lined. He said he saw or experienced nothing. There is no heaven. You’re just following religion because it’s a band aid and crutch from history. If religion or God never existed, you wouldn’t even use it. You need to be compassionate for women who had any type of abortion. You have any idea how hard it is to raise a life on minimum wage. Have you seen what the public system statistic is for a child? Have you been in the situation? No? Than please keep to yourself. It boggles my mind how your “God” recommends compassion, yet you don’t seem to offer anything like that. I’m an ex-catholic. Good luck persuading me. Try to use your opinion on what biology gave you, your mind. Not the guidelines of a religion that’s cause more wars and death than anything else in history.

          • homeschool mama

            You are forgetting one very important thing. There is another option, and that is putting the baby up for adoption. If the birth mother cannot care for nor raise the baby on her own there are MANY couples who desperately want to adopt a baby. Yet in the ‘kill the baby’ debate, that option is never give up as a viable option.

          • Brantley Lyerly

            Exactly, so why is that option not being explored and used instead of countless, unn4procedures? Are these clinics and doctors just looking to the money instead of the well-being of the women they see? These doctors swore an oath as well!

          • Doris

            Exactly Thank you for saying that! I am adopted I was adopted when I was a baby. My birth mother placed me for adoption at birth. She could have taken the easy way out and aborted me but she didn’t!!!

          • blindjustice

            “You have any idea how hard it is to raise a life on minimum wage” Tell me evilqueenie, how hard it is to pop a birth control pill into your mouth every morning, or use a condom, or how about keep your legs shut? So because you know someone who flat lined and experienced nothing this is proof there is no heaven, and God does not exist. What a stupid woman you are. Where is your humanity? You don’t need a God or a religion to have compassion, or to value life. I do not buy into man made religious dogma. I do believe in a creator though. I also believe there is good and evil on this earth. You are the flesh and blood proof that the latter exists.

          • Andrew

            Jesus loves you. It doesn’t matter what you have done, you will be forgiven if you ask.

          • barbara

            Thank you for your life giving words. I heard those same words from a friend 26 years ago.

            I am the nurse from one of the stories. In 1989 there were no laws protecting healthcare workers from this situation. The “Born Alive Act” was not enacted until 2002. At the time we were only allowed to give “comfort measures” which was to provide warmth. I thought I had bought myself a one way ticket to Hell that night. I couldn’t believe that God would forgive me for not winning the battle to save that baby. I was tormented for weeks. It was only after a mature Christian friend patiently listened as I poured out my heart to him. When I was finished he gently asked me, “Don’t you know that God forgave you the minute you asked Him? You are not accepting His forgiveness.”

            ” My Hardest Night” was written in January 1990. I was going to speak at a youth convention on the issue of abortion. I knew the question would come up, ” What happens when the baby is aborted alive?” I knew my emotions were still too raw, so I had written as essay to read in response to the question. A few weeks later I met a woman who was the director of a Crisis Pregnancy Center. I felt compelled to share my story with her. She asked permission to publish it in their newsletter. It was published in the fall of 1991. I had no idea this was on the internet until a week and a half ago.

            Please continue to assure people of God’s forgiveness. It changed my life!

          • Brantley Lyerly

            God bless you dear! I couldn’t imagine what would have happened if it had been me, or my hospital, or my shift in the ER, ICU, or the floors. Your story was very touching and heartbreaking. But it just shows exactly what the world has evolved to as new norms, the moral/ETHICAL balance is way off, all while the media say media goes frenzy has taken over like shark infested waters! If you don’t agree with the new immoral and unethical media standard then everyone is hell bent to crucify you in one way or another! I miss life when it was simpler, more ethically and morally intact, when families were important and the center of everything. So was our belief in One God that created us and watched over our nation’s and it’s people. So much has changed, but not so much for the good!

          • barbara

            It was never a situation I thought I would find myself in. I am prolife. Many nurses who felt strongly against abortion had written to administration to object, but we all got the same answer,,, “We are a public hospital and because of (some law# ). must offer this service. if you have religious or moral objections, you will not be required to participate.”
            I could have thrown up my hands and walked away that night. But he was alive! Instead I tried to fight for his life. No one else had ever stood up against this. I HAD to take a chance. I may have lost that battle, but months later that same neonatologist stopped an abortion that was about to take place. That baby was born prematurlely, but survived.

          • Brantley Lyerly

            Yes, and it is that simple.ask and you will receive forgiveness and the peace that come with it!

          • frybaby

            Just because he didnt see anything or have a experience with Him. Doesnt mean there is no GOD. Some folks trully are blinded

          • southern_getn

            Atheism has been directly responsible for the death of over 10 million Christians under Marxist-Leninist Communist leadership. By your logic would it be safe to say you were responsible for those deaths..of course not. It wasn’t Christianity that killed it was people being mislead that killed.

            Just like abortionist, the think they are doing a service when in fact they harmed more than they help. Since 1973 54.5 Million babies been aborted. 54 Million, I wonder how many doctors could have been in that number? Let’s say for the sake of argument 23.8 million of those have lives aborted might have been doctors. 23 million chances to cure cancer, diabetes, MS and other diseases that harm us. I chose the number 23.8 mill because that is the number of lives aborted since 1973-1989. We have liberals and the Democrats to thank for for our world not being a better place. They probably aborted our only hope for curing diseases.

          • tandee

            Well, I just have to speak up again…There really is a God, He is our Heavenly Father, the Father of our spirits. I got to see Him once in vision, and Jesus Christ three times. I got to visit my own earthly father after he died to teach him the gospel, and he gave me a true message about my son, and years later my mother visited me and gave me a message two weeks after she died. All relevant to the circumstances, I will add. They are all just a breath away, ready to help. And God would not even let me enter a catholic church when I visited. I tried three times to proceed to the steps but could not even move when I tried. It is false religion that has caused all that warring you speak of.

          • Deborah Bohanan-Grote

            Seriously you have no compassion for the innocent, the life that lives in a pan alone and cold to die a painful death, an infant unable to care for his or herself, well this is a cycle of life my dear, as you grow older I hope no one leaves you alone to die as you suffer to take your last breath, I ‘ve watched Alzheimer’s , cancer and other diseases take the lives those I loved, but there was a difference, I held their hand, gave them medicine, spoke loving words to them as they passed away compassionately, and I say to you , you will face someone! And I actually feel sorry for you. May God forgive you.

          • stewqq

            Have you watched the Planned Parenthood videos. .

          • Fake Name

            which ended up also not being true…

          • stewqq


          • Fake Name

            took two seconds and google to find out it was all edited and not even real. figure out how to use the internet already.

          • Cathy

            The unedited versions are on -tube for all to view and I still have come to the same conclusion…it’s barbaric

          • sassyj

            what sites are you going to “Planned Parenthood or NOW” do a little more research FakeName…or better yet go volunteer at a clinic that does abortions and see exactly who is telling the truth.

          • Debra Blouin

            Have you seen the videos? Have you seen the unedited videos?
            Do you watch documentaries? Say by Michael Moore? Or Morgan Spurlock? Those two brain trusts have far more to answer for regarding convenient and agenda-driven editing than Daleiden or CMP ever will.

          • polarbear

            Fakename please research more

          • Lori Alayne Weber Miller

            Edited for brevity does not make them untrue , just less boring.

          • wfedwardsjr

            I don’t have much to add, I just really enjoyed that reply.

          • frybaby

            I am a adoptive parent. Thats what Ive tried to tell these folks all these yrs. Someone wants your baby to raise and Love as their own. BUt they would rather kill them. Then to let them live and be a wonderful human being

          • Shauna Preble Wheeler

            Whoa, you are incredibly misinformed. Before you make yourself look completely ignorant, you really need to check your facts. There’s a reason so many abortion clinics are referred to as “house of horrors”.

          • TeaNCookies

            Yes, pro-life propaganda. You people have never set foot inside one, so what do you know?

          • Debra Blouin

            Nope. I have never been inside an abortion clinic. I have seen the Life Magazine photos of life in the womb. I have seen imaging of fetuses as early as 10-12 weeks. I have heard the testimonies of abortion clinic workers and abortion providers.

          • RJ

            These are nurses testimonies. What are you talking about? Many babies survive abortions and are brought to hospitals only to be left to die. Unless you work in a hospital and or abortion clinic,then you really don’t know. Saying this is a lie proves you don’t know squat.

          • TeaNCookies

            You actually believe this? You ACTUALLY believe that people would just watch a baby die?

          • Lori Alayne Weber Miller

            yeah! what the hell do you think happens when they stick lamina in your cervix to dilate it and give you drugs to start the process and send you home… and tell you to come back in them when they open in the morning but things progress faster than expected and you abort on your way to the emergency room at 3 am because the abortion clinic is not open and your abortion doctor does not have privileges at the hospital because he is a 3rd rate hack? You have a not dead, and not wanted and severely injured preterm fetus. there is very little chance of survival. so the decision is made to not do “heroic” measures and the baby dies as planned but on the outside where we all have to watch instead of on the inside as planned. They probably gave it drugs to die at the abortion clinic. maybe you lied about the date of your last period or just did not know , because you are a dumbass or you would not be pregnant in the first place. Then they gave a dose for an estimated 18 week fetus and it is a 22 week fetus so the digoxin was not strong enough…. there you have it you think pregnancy is the only thing that does not happen as planned? you are a dumbass shut up! You do not know jack.

          • clear to me

            What is an abortion in the first place? The intent is to have the baby cease to live.

          • TeaNCookies

            No, the point of an abortion is to ABORT the pregnancy. Much like you would abort any ongoing process. What’s aborted is the clump of cells that is still splitting into something resembles life.

            What is removed is not a baby, it doesn’t even look anything remotely like one.

          • sarah5775

            Please look at the link I posted. it is NOT a prolife site Or are you afraid to? really if you are so secure in your position, so sure, why won’t you look at it? what are you afraid of? what don’t you want to see? Don’t you want to be honest wiith yourself and us? Or would you rather just live in denial without looking at the facts? The videos on that site come from a documentary by National Geographic. It’s not affiliated with any pro-life or religious group. Just take a look, because if you dont, you are going to come across as really being in denial, being dishonest, and being a coward.

          • clear to me

            That is would be prior to 4 weeks because then faces and legs annd arms are formed and the heart begins to beat at three two four weeks and you can hear it at eight weeks. As much as people like to portray it as a clup of cslls it ceases to be that very early. At 20 weeks he or she is a fully formed baby that sucks their thumb. I have a friend born in the1950s who was born at 23 weeks and survived. Her mother took her home in a shoe box. There are Doctors who will do partial birth abortions in the late second trimester. At 20-24 weeks a child can live outside the mother’s body and it is not a clump of cells. Look up partial birth abortion see how it is done. I have no doubt that it is murder. I know these nurse’s stories are true because I personally have heard such stories from nurses and worse. It it is sadly not rare.
            However, in a partial birth abortion many doctors cut up the baby as they remove it so it does not come out complete. It takes them less time for and there is no risk of the baby emerging alive.

          • Sue

            Those tiny hands in the PP videos tell a very different story.

          • frybaby

            she really is uneducated. You cant argue with a stupid person. So I think we should put her on ignore

          • frybaby

            Yes they do !! All the time

          • Debra Blouin

            No, I don’t ‘believe’ it, because it is such a perversion of humanity, it challenges everything I want to believe about us. It is, however, true.

          • Debra Blouin

            So you counter these first hand experiences calling it false, with your own experience which you expect to be taken as true. Also, these were descriptions of hospitals to which live births after abortions were taken, not descriptions of abortion clinics. And, do you think that beautiful ambience and good customer service sanitizes the taking of the life of an unborn child? If a death camp had people sit in recliners and receive potassium injections while listening to Wagner would they be any les murderers than the nazis and the people any less dead than being shuttled into cement ‘showers’?

          • TeaNCookies

            It’s not taking any lives. They abort a clump of cells that haven’t developed into anything lives yet, sorry, try again.

          • frybaby

            Now I know you are not educated. You blew it child.

          • Cathleen Coursey Ginder

            TeaNCookies is obviously feeling guilty about having an abortion and is trying trying to deflect. Science has advanced since Roe V. Wade, we know know babies feel pain at about 9 weeks gestation, and a baby can definitely live at 20+ weeks. My niece was born at barely 23 weeks, and is a healthy almost 4 year old today. Don’t try telling me she is not a “real” person.

          • Debra Blouin

            You are fundamentally incorrect about your definitional construct, except in the sense that we could all be described as a clump of cells.
            Most abortions occur between 5 and 12 weeks. And the embyo/fetus is far from a clump of by that point.
            Differentiation of cellular function happens almost immediately after conception. Conception itself differentiates the newly created blastocyst from both the maternal and paternal DNA. By 18-24 days the heart has differentiated and begun beating; by 22 days or so, neural function differentiates and the central nervous system develops. Describing life as a clump of cells implies that no actual function exists within that clump. Development does not happen by external means, but rather is guided by internal mechanisms inherent in the “clump”–the mother’s contribution following conception is environment and nutrition.

          • Glenna Cooper Newman

            You are trying to really hard to convince us that these babies are just clumps of cells ….. Is that so you and your sister won’t have to feel guilty about the choice she made to end her baby’s life…….. Sure sounds like a guilty conscience to me

          • prolifemama

            @TeaNCookies – – Check out the UK website, Endowment for Human Development. Watch their real-time videos of 6-week-olds (from fertilization), then we’ll chat.

          • Debra Blouin

            Nice talking point. Absolutely ridiculous, but convenient to perpetuate your delusion.

          • Happy Anne Marie

            Yes because EVERY business is going to put the horrors in front. No, you retard…that’s for the back AFTER they take your money. I know, i’ve been thru it. sMH

          • Jody Townley

            I do believe that you may want to rethink things. I wonder if maybe you don’t believe it because you’re in denial that your sister and you could have taken part in such a heinous procedure.

          • TeaNCookies

            I’m not in denial about anything; I’m not a brainwashed sheep like you that just swallows up whatever propaganda the pro life movement has. My girlfriend works in an abortion clinic, I’ve seen the procedure being done.

            It’s never good, it’s not an easy decision, but it’s not murder. They remove a clump of cells; performing abortion on something has a heartbeat and is clearly alive is forbidden.

          • frybaby

            You are showing just how uneducated you are child.Ive held miscarried babies in my hands.they are prefectly formed

          • sarah5775

            Ok. I see where you are coming from. But do me a favor. Go to this site: it is an educational site NOT affiliated with the prolife movement. It does not mention abortion or take a stand on it but has pictures and videos of what embyros and fetuses look like at different stages. Pay attention to those from seven to ten weeks because that is when most abortions are performed. Please just look. Then, if you are willing, go here and see what the baby looks like after being aborted at eight weeks.

            I’m not going to argue with you, I’m not going to hassle you or attack you- but please just look at at least the first site.

          • TeaNCookies

            Sure, EHD is a great website and a good resource for mothers. I agree. You know what else: fine, perhaps you are right and the foetus does look like a baby. Either way.

            The thing is, that it’s not important. Even if it was a live baby, it’s not your responsibility, choice or right to make that choice for another woman. As horrible as abortion might be (and trust me, I do not like it), it’s a reality we have to live with. It’s better this way.

          • Debra Blouin

            Are you a troll?
            I have sometimes wondered if certain trolls spent their time actually arguing against their actual beliefs in order to enable people to create counter arguments and sharpen their skills. If that is the case, thanks! If not, thanks anyway because giving good strong counter arguments to pro-aborts is important.
            See, you shifted from a hard declarative “it’s not alive” to a supposed shift “abortion is horrible” (it wouldn’t be if it weren’t alive) and to “choice” (the idea that choice only exists in ending a pregnancy).

          • frybaby

            come on folks put her on ignore. Shes a liar trying to justified HER abortion. Lets stop wasting our time with her. Let her talk to the air

          • TeaNCookies

            I haven’t had an abortion… well done.

          • Debra Blouin

            Something does not ring true about your posts.
            Fetal heart tones are audible at around 8 weeks. By that time the fetus has had a heartbeat for around 35 days.
            If you have seen an abortion being performed, it would have had to have been a vacuum aspiration or D&C. The pieces have to be assembled following the abortion to ensure none remains behind to cause infection. You can’t reassemble cell clumps.

          • Cathleen Coursey Ginder

            I have a feeling there is no sister. It was her.

          • Lori Alayne Weber Miller

            It’s true. You are a liar and worse yet you lie to yourself.

          • Alan Von Behren

            TeaNCookies: You are forgetting one thing. The people who work at Planned Parenthood themselves are admitting that they do the things mentioned in this article.

          • evilqueenie

            OMG TeaNcookies, I can’t get over how far we’ve come with science, and people are still in the mindset of the ignorant dark ages.

          • Lois

            TeaNCookies, I’m so sorry you feel God doesn’t exist! I pray he will touch your heart so you can know him! The truth is, he is real. And if we look at his being real from a common sense way, if your right I’ve missed out on nothing, I’ve lived a good moral life, loving people the way he ask me to and loved him the most and I’m having a good life. BUT if I’m right and your wrong my reward will be great in the next life and yours will be one of total torment! I don’t wish that on anyone!

          • frybaby

            Just because you went to a abortion clinic , and they were nice to you and your sister.Thats what they are suppose to do. baby her through it.You really have no idea, you need to totally educate yourself, before you can really be in this conversation

      • Happy Anne Marie

        Obviously someone can’t read books without pictures.

    • laurel

      Sweetness…my heart breaks for these tiny souls. When I read such things, honestly, I am without words. I cry, I pray, but there are no words I can say to sufficiently express my deep pain at the realization these atrocities actually take place. I care far more than words can ever express. Thank you for sharing your feelings. You and I are in the same camp…believe me.

    • ELENA

      A perfectly formed baby does not happen in the second trimester.

      • Sweetnyss

        No not perfectly formed but can survive outside the womb at 21 weeks. Has a heart brain and resembles a baby in the first trimester. I can’t believe you people, still denying the problems with abortion yet on national news it all came out when the abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell was on trial. Yes he was a quack but botched abortions happen all the time just like botched surgeries. It is a surgical procedure, doesn’t always go perfectly.

        • frybaby

          The main thing is they have aheartbeat right away. so that makes it more then just a clumb of cells.

      • wfedwardsjr

        What a stupid statement. Have you ever seen a 2nd trimester preemie? They are perfect, fragile, and precious.

      • Cathy

        hey are perfectly formed for their gestation, they are just premature. A full term baby is perfectly formed but could not survive without someone to feed, nurture, put clean diapers on and to keep warm. That child could not function in the world without help and a premature baby cannot either!!

      • Pearl

        It’s IS a Perfectly formed baby… for THAT STAGE of human development..
        little paddle hands and feet, an odd shaped head and a large beating heart is a PERFECTLY FORMED human being at 8 weeks .. brush up on you biology .. :)

        • prolifemama

          @Pearl – Actually, the baby’s head isn’t “odd-shaped” but 8-week-shaped. :)
          Thank you for your “pearls” of wisdom!

          • Pearl

            That’s exactly what I meant Mama. I didn’t mean it to be derogatory. Sorry if it came across that way.

          • prolifemama

            @Pearl – I understand what you meant. It’s definitely an uphill battle to get some folks to admit that at certain points along the developmental timeline, this IS what a baby in utero looks like!

            Since the opposition takes every opportunity to belittle and criticize the unborn in order to dehumanize them, we prolifers need to be careful that our language doesn’t do the same.

            Thank you for voicing your convictions!

      • Lesa

        Elena…I beg to differ. I lost a baby girl at 19 weeks, 2nd trimester. Perfectly formed. Fully developed. Precious little baby. I would show you a picture but I do not cast my pearls upon swine

        • evilqueenie

          You must have miscalculated. I helped a friend seek medical attention when she miscarried @ 20 weeks. Looked near a baby but not quite.

          • Lesa

            No miscalculation on my part. There have been cases of premature bases as early as 21 week surviving. The only visual difference is their skin. It is very thin and red. Other that that, every part perfectly formed. Perhaps your friend was a little off on her calculation.

          • prolifemama

            @Lesa – You’re correct in your description. The subcutaneous fat forms later; in the meantime, the delicate, functioning circulatory system and its structures can be viewed right through the thin, translucent skin.

          • prolifemama

            @evilqueenie – Perhaps your friend’s little one had lost a substantial amount of bodily integrity due to death. By the time my daughter was delivered 2-3 weeks after her demise within my womb, disintegration of her physical form was advanced to the point that it was only recognizable as fetal tissue (and not merely uterine clots) because it didn’t dissolve when handled, as did the clots.

            By the way, what you saw IS what babies look like, when death occurs in utero.

      • sarah5775

        Elena, there is a site that is NOT affiliated with the prolife movement. IT takes no stand on abortion and does not mention it. It is an educational site that uses footage from National Geographic of embryos and fetuses in the womb. Please go there and look. Just take a moment to look at it It shows the development of the baby at different stages of development. Pay special attention to the 7-10 week range because that is when most abortions happen. I am not going to argue with you or give you a hard time about this. Just please take a moment to go to that site and look at it.

        • Christine Weber

          I agree that most abortions occur early, 6 weeks actually. I think it’s around 89% of all abortions are done in the first 3 months. The lowest percent range is 1.4% after 21 weeks…. that is 1.4% of a million abortions, 10,000 babies a year possibly dying like in the stories above. I am sorry but that is 10,000 too many for me.

      • Lana Joanne Evans

        I beg to differ too. A baby at 10-12 weeks is fully formed. From that point on, it just gets bigger and more defined. It’s got every finger, every toe, eyes, ears, it can open its mouth, suck it’s thumb, and most of all, it CAN FEEL PAIN. It’s nerve endings are sensitive enough to pull or move away from the needle in an amniocentesis. I have two children, I saw them on ultrasound right around 10-12 weeks. I saw their fully fully formed faces, hands and feet. I know what I saw and no one will ever convince me otherwise.

      • Patricia

        Yes it does it just needs more weight and maturity time, they are just extra small at this stage..

      • prolifemama

        @ELENA – Sure they do! Check out the UK website called Endowment for Human Development, and watch their real-time videos of 6-week-old (from fertilization) babies. They are perfectly formed 6-weekers, and older – all perfectly formed for their age and stage of life.

        And actually, you’re right, ELENA. Perfectly formed babies don’t “happen” … they are Created.

        • Brantley Lyerly

          They, babies in the womb and out, are perfect creations and not meant to be murdered out of convenience or as a form of birth control. Just because someone slipped up and missed a few pills or didn’t use a contraceptive to at least try to prevent an unwanted at the time! Sins of the parents shouldn’t fall on the children! Every abortion puts that female at risk for when and if and when she may decide to have a family. Out of all the families that cannot have children due to infertility or genetic problems, or the like, that want to have or give a baby a loving home and expand their family but can only dream of it, this is another reason abortion is such an unnecessary procedure. ONLY Exceptions even fathomable are in the rarest occasions of incestuous rape, pregnancy leading to the DEATH of mother and/or mother and baby, and rape, otherwise, abortions should not be legal, NO insurance should cover any of it, NO government issued insurance either! These medical procedures should be based per a medical professionals judgement, not a woman wanting to mutilate herself and kill a living being within her! They also should not be available without: proper pre-natal care, proper care early in pregnancy with ultrasounds and Doppler to show the fetus is a living creation, education on abstinence and birth control methods, more education about other resources available, other options available other than abortion being thouroughly reviewed, offered, explained and counseling; groups they can attend, reaching out to make sure there is some kind of support system for this mother either way for having the baby or setting her up with an adoptive family, tell all the cons to an abortion as well, explain what happens to their body each time they have an abortion! There is so much more is can add! Point blank, being irresponsible and getting pregnant doesn’t warrant a reason to get an abortion! You have to play the cards you dealt yourself. If you didn’t take precautions, then this is the outcome, be responsible enough to own up. Even if your protection failed, know that somethings are meant to happen. But abortion, baby genocide, is never the appropriate route! There we plenty of AWESOME families out there that would love to have a child! Think about that! Where would your life and everyone in it be today if you we a mistake and someone made the decision whether you got to be born or not while you’re heart was beating in their tummy?
          Besides that, morally and ethically, it is wrong! But, then again in the world we live in, so few people care about things such as being ETHICAL OR MORAL anyone! It seems to be ALL ABOUT “ME”!

      • Jennifer Profant

        Elena you need to do some research. You are way off. Life begins at conception.

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    • Lana Joanne Evans

      This is so, so wrong. I know I would’ve wrapped him/her up and tucked him/her in my jacket and taken it to a different hospital and demanded care. I once consisted being a nurse, there is NO WAY I could follow anyone’s “orders”to just leave him/her alone to die. I’d quit my job first. It’s so heartbreaking to hear what this country has come to. It’s another form of the Holocaust. When this is going on right under our noses, how are we any different from Hitler? The most innocent among us, killed by ignorance, stupidity, and just plain cruelty.

  • JW

    Thanks very much for this piece. I noticed that the endnotes appear to be cut off, however; is it possible to correct this?

  • Faithkuz

    These babies should be assisted, allowed to live, and placed for adoption. Current infanticide practice is an abomination!

    • margie Peterson

      I’m sorry, but all abortion is an abomination.

      • Free bird

        I am a Pro-Life Christian ! And I am NOT SORRY to say that ALL ABORTIONS are an EVIL ABOMINATION !! First to Gog than to the rest of us !!!!! :(

    • Pamela Austad

      An if the women were to find out the baby lived they should lose all rights to claim him or her.The babies should be allowed to live.

    • stewqq

      I remember back when Ron Paul was running for President, I heard him speak about being in an operating room where an aborted baby was sitting in a bucket, in the corner..I was stunned! I started reading and trying to find out what I could concerning abortion. Very disturbing stuff..

  • Idon’t understand how they can watch and do nothing for these precious babies.

    • TeaNCookies

      Cause it doesn’t happen, it’s fake.

      • pmmf

        Tea, you are a special kind of stupid. You believe in nothing but the lies of the liberals. You are blinded to truth. Too bad.

        • TeaNCookies

          Lies of the liberals? What lies!? I’ve been there.

      • Laura Cracchiolo Gruber

        You are extremely typical of today’s selfish, self centered, me me me, generation. Just say it’s not true right in the face of fact so you can have your much deserved orgasm. You are going to Hell in your current state, whether you believe that or not does not affect the validity of it. It doesn’t matter what you believe. Your thoughts are totally irrelevant because you’re not the one who makes the decisions, God does.

        • TeaNCookies

          You don’t even know me, do you? No, you don’t.

          First of all; my sister had an abortion – it was an extremely difficult and painful choice for her, but it was one she had to make. I went with her, we were both extremely scared and nervous – she had second guesses and it was nasty.

          The staff were very friendly, they talked her through the process; explained what will happen and what happens with the remains of the foetus. The process itself was mostly painless; they used a suction device to remove what basically amounted to a bit of blood.

          You know why? Because there’s no baby, there’s just a undeveloped foetus that doesn’t have a heartbeat, feelings, thought or anything. It’s nothing yet, it’s just a clump of cells in the process of becoming something. Perform abortion on something that’s alive is highly illegal and will get you in prison.

          I can have my much deserved orgasm, yes. Good thing my girlfriend and I use protection.

          Hell? I don’t believe God exists and neither do I believe Hell exists.

          My thoughts are irrelevant? And what about my sister who made the choice to get an abortion? Was that also God’s choice? This doesn’t add up.

          • Susana Gonzalez

            “You know why? Because there’s no baby, there’s just a undeveloped foetus that doesn’t have a heartbeat, feelings, thought or anything.”

            I think that this is exactly the way a baby became,after being sucked by a suction device. Is like putting YOU in a meat cutting machine. I assure you,. you will be reduced to a clump of human meat.

            Then we can deny you were a human, saying that you were just…clump of meat..

            The fact that the suction device reduced a little baby in this,( so you can deny her humanity and feel less guilty about it.

            (I must admit I became ill watching the pictures above…)

            So how many weeks had your sis baby? you can have a good idea of the development of a baby here.


            I heard my babies hearths at 3 months kid. Do not say lies.

            As women we are to bring life, not to kill it. What a wonderful gift.
            Women can ALWAYS have the choice: To open or not the legs.

            IS time to LEARN that making sex has consequences!

            A responsible adult will think about the consequences of falling pregnant.

            — A child WILL not.

            A responsible adult will take responsibility of the “consequence”.

            — A child will discard the “consequence”

            Time to grow up.

          • Laura Cracchiolo Gruber

            You are scientifically incorrect, the heart beat spontaneously begins on the 22nd day after conception and an abortion is impossible to perform before that point. So your sister stopped the human heart beat of her baby. You may not believe in Heaven or Hell but what you believe is irrelevant, it’s what God believes that will affect your eternity. Finally, you speak of the emotional toll this had on your sister, if I murdered my baby I’m guessing it would emotionally affect me too. I pray you get yourself an education because you sound extremely ignorant.

      • Wa’Laciagua

        Research before running your mouth. You sound like an adolescent who “was told” something so that makes it solid fact. Well I am 9 feet tall, have long green hair and shoot lightening out my ass. I said it so IT MUST BE TRUE!!!! right? Research because when you spew out your ignorance like this there are other feeble minded idiots like you who will think it is all fact at also be a part in going with friends to have their babies either burned to death in womb or ripped apart limb by limb. Or worse as you see in here to be born alive and be allowed to slowly suffer to death.

        • TeaNCookies

          Research done by biased pro-life propagandists VS someone who has been to an abortion clinic and has seen the procedure first hand.

          Wrong. You lose. Try again.

      • The British government said it happened 66 times in the UK during the year 2005. Were they lying too?

        • TeaNCookies

          It’s the god damn daily mail. Do you know what the daily mail is? It’s tabloid, it functions by selling lies and nonsense; celebrity gossip mostly.

          First of all, the article is straight up wrong, because you can’t get an abortion in the UK after a certain time period has passed – which it claims happened anyway. It’s impossible to abort a baby like that; what’s aborted doesn’t even LOOK like a baby and most assuredly isn’t alive.

          The reason there’s a time limit is because that time limit is WELL before the foetus has any resemblance of life. No heartbeat, no nothing. Just a clump of cells.

          • Sedrec

            You are so misinformed. I watched the beating heart of my child on an ultrasound at 5 WEEKS so don’t blast your misunderstanding on here about the fetus not having a beating heart!

          • First of all, the article is straight up wrong, because you can’t get an
            abortion in the UK after a certain time period has passed…

            Uh-huh. You know, you should probably check out the annual report released by the UK Department of Health. It explains that abortions are available up to 24 weeks (by which time the fetus looks very much like a baby), and that they’re performed later in cases of children with disabilities. In fact, over three thousand of them were performed in 2014 for that reason. (Scroll down to pages 5 and 8 of the PDF).

            The reason there’s a time limit is because that time limit is WELL
            before the foetus has any resemblance of life. No heartbeat, no nothing.
            Just a clump of cells.

            A fetal heart beat starts during week six.

            The government report I cited above states that that abortions are generally available in the UK up to week 24. (page 5)

            Wanna try again?

      • jordanglisson

        You’re such a stupid, worthless person, and maybe you need to be aborted. No one would care.

        • TeaNCookies

          Go to an abortion clinic and see for yourself. Stop reading and believing videos you see from a biased source – it’s propaganda.

          Abortion isn’t pretty and it isn’t a great thing, but it’s a needed thing. It’s not your body.

      • Cathy

        I had a very premature daughter in 1979. She weighed 2lbs 2oz…a fought for every breath for 27 hours. A nurse told me that she used to work at a big university hospital and the saddest cases for her were the unwanted, half dead “botched” aborted babies. Yes, sadly it is true…..

        • TeaNCookies

          It’s not, sorry. Stop lying.

  • Basset_Hound

    Francis Schaeffer once said that the most embarrassing thing that could happen to an abortionist is. Live birth.

    • Pearl

      Except many do it on purpose to harvest fresher, more intact “tissue”…they think they are bullet proof because the current administration fully supports them..

  • I would have never stood by, I would have had to do something!!! This is so wrong!!! It has to stop! God will judge us as a society for not standing up for the least in his kingdom! There needs to be a law if a child who is born alive as a result of an abortion, they will be treated and saved if possible. The parent or parents did not want them, let some childless couple or someone who wants a child adopt them! Abortion is the most horrible thing and it has to stop all together! A woman’s rights stop when it comes to murdering an unborn child in my mind!

    • instead obarry and the gang of democrats along with planned murderhood is fighting tooth and nail for full term abortions.: Botched abortion should be killed on the table. Partial abortion. Even Post- birth abortion. Baby can be born fullterm then killed. I have been signing petions through pro life alliance.

    • Your right Susan my brother and his wife had to out of the country to adopt because were told that my brother would be to old to adopt in the USA. His 2 children are now grown and have familys of their own. My brother is now 74

    • stewqq

      Sanctity of life is the thread of humanity!

  • Dear Lord how cruel have we become to let these babies die? My heart broke reading this article and can’t control the tears. Please people make this stop, birth control is so available nowadays. There should be no forgiveness for people that do this.

  • That is so awful, I couldn’t bear the sight of someone just leaving a baby to die, I cried reading this. It’s horrible how so many people can do this and be just fine with it.

  • is there none who can rescue the children on the spot…. nice clean hospitals with nice nurses and nice doctors here in America….and the reason they cant resuscitate are intervene???the real reason?? DOES ANYONE KNOW why the nurses and doctors are scared to do their job???? their job!!!!!!! keep an eye on your elderly parent in these wonderful hospitals…

    • Vivian Geroux

      they would be breaking the law if they intervene. It is not considered a baby but a “fetus”. If they did, they could loose their job and face legal backlash. (I DO NOT agree with this, I am just saying what would happen.)

      • as a future nurse, I’d take losing my job and any legal backlash over doing nothing and watching a baby die.

        • Hattie Wil

          Caitlin, I admire your thoughts but where are you going to get the millions of dollars in equipment and the medical supplies you would need to save a damaged baby?

          • Pearl

            I have to regretfully agree… if it were me (as a nicu nurse.. NEVER involved in abortions) ..I would have (if it lived long enough) taken the baby to a different hospital and claim it was “found” in a dumpster or something… ANYTHING to get the baby medical attention. NO WAY I could simply watch it die.. ever.
            BUT please explain this to me.. how is it that one premature baby is legally a PERSON (simply because it is “WANTED”) And the “Unwanted” premature (aborted alive) baby is not? Since when does external issues or personal desires or feelings dictate who is a “person” and who isn’t ? IS there ANY OTHER circumstance where a human being is Ever considered a “non-person”? If I recall we TRIED that with black slaves.. and other minorities in history.. SOME people consider human beings with disabilities or defects as “non-persons”.. you can’t have it both ways… either we are ALL human beings and legal Persons from conception to death.. or any human rights would be completely subjective and pointless..

    • Hattie Wil

      The aborted fetus has most likely been oxygen deprived. Vital organs have been poisoned. Brain & spine damaged. It would cost millions in medical care to try to keep it alive. It can’t eat on it’s own. It can’t see & may be blind. How could Doctors or nurses overcome such odds as well as break the law? Most of you are making it sound as if you only gave the baby a bottle and hugged it & kept it warm, it would survive and you would be the first to take it home. If that were true then why are you not out volunteering in our schools? Why do most of you not agree with feeding the hungry and providing for the 10 to 20% of the children in poverty here in the US? I believe 50,000 abortions a year are preformed in the US. Not millions. Only a tiny % would be born able to take a breath. It is horrible when that happens, but the alternatives are not pretty either. Although I do not believe in aborting a healthy fetus after mid term, unless the mother’s life is in danger, I wish you would leave out your thoughts on your Gods. 22% of Americans no longer practice tribal ancient beliefs. Further, 97% of work at Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with abortion. They prevent pregnancy & detect cancer to save women’s lives. One more thing, our great aunt died from a back street abortion in 1931, because her husband and herself could not feed the 3 small children they already had. A close teenage friend, in the 1960’s had a coat hanger abortion and was never able to have a family later. Plus Abortion Clinics are as clean as any hospital. Look at the facts, not your emotions. It stinks but be realistic.

      • sarah5775

        It actually happened to Melissa Ohden. She was born as a result of a botched abortion. She was a very sick baby for a while, but now she is an adult and has no serious health problems. You can see her sight here. Another is Gianna Jessen. She was aborted at 7 weeks by saline abortion. She has cerebal palsy from the abortion attempt, true, but she can walk with the aid of braces, and think and talk normally. She has said on several occasions that she was glad to be alive. Both have spoken out against abortion

      • Pearl

        quote:”I believe 50,000 abortions a year are preformed in the US. Not millions”..
        Really? … **In 2011, 730,322 legal induced abortions were *reported* to CDC from 49 “reporting areas”**. And this is after years of decline AND likely Underestimated because of limited “reporting”..

        *hands them a bucket*.. Love how you people just keep regurgitating the same dis-proven crap you’ve been spoon fed all these years.. Every “fact” you’ve presented has been repeatedly proven false… Though I have no idea about the religious one.. and I don’t care. I don’t need religion to prove elective abortion is the absolute violation of a pre-born human being’s right to NOT be Unjustly KILLED.. no different than you or I. This is a human rights issue .. not a religious one. Human rights are NOT dictated by socioeconomic or environmental issues.. they are NOT dictated by age, dependence or cognitive ability.. and they are CERTAINLY NOT dictated by the personal wants and whims of another person.. .. from conception to death EVERY person has the Right to not Be KILLED for unlawful or unjust reasons. Killing a fetus (human being) because your BC failed is NOT a just or lawful reason. This would be no different than killing your 2 year old because you lost your job or you husband left… UNPLANNED or unexpected things happen.. that does NOT grant you SPECIAL rights over someone else…
        This is why I said Elective abortion (nearly 90% according to Planned Parenthood’s OWN statistics).. So in Truth nearly 90% of abortions performed in the US should be illegal and considered homicide or murder.

        • sarah5775

          Pearl, the number is actually higher. For some reason (I don’t know why it is) California does not report abortion statistics to the CDC, California is a huge state with many many abortions done every year. The Alan Guttmacher Institute’s figures are probably more on the mark

  • Laura

    I am filled with tears as I read this article. The motto “Ignorance is bliss” claims the mentality of so many in our society, and the ideal hope of “liberty for all” has been selfishly misconstrued to support our own agendas, forgetting the helpless, the voiceless. I am a nurse and this troubles me deeply. Thank you for enlightening the public on the sad reality of post-birth abortion in our own hospitals. This is blatant maleficence and negligence.

    • margie Peterson

      I don’t understand how they can claim ignorance, when they know they have to poison the baby before it is born if they don’t want it to be alive…I don’t know of any other word for these actions…only MURDER!!!

  • I’m trying not to cry after reading this, but it’s hard. I’m studying to be a nurse and Labor and Delivery is my goal for after I finish school. I absolutely would not be able to sit and watch a baby die while not doing anything to help. I don’t care what the doctor decided, I would have saved him anyway. If that would have meant losing my job then so be it. I cannot believe that this is allowed in the world today.

    • To save the 22 week babies, much, much medical intervention must be done. More than one person can do on their own. So sad. The nurses who wrapped them up and kept them warm against hospital policy or their boss’s orders are to be commended. For one single person, that is about all they can do. Sometimes all a nurse can do is give comfort. I worked NICU for a few years, we never had that situation while I was there. Now, I work in a faith based institution, and am very thankful for that. I grieve for the nurses who want to do more, and just physically cannot. Our Lord understands their situation of wanting to do more, but literally physically unable to single handedly start the chain of events to resusitate the tiny baby. All the best in your studies and in your career.

    • amen. me too.

  • Vivian Geroux

    If you are going to carry the baby halfway then might as well give birth to it. It’s probably less painful to do it that way and for pete’s sake, have a little courage! Have a little faith! This is why I delivered at birth centers. Only thing going on is live births and no funny business. Terrible how the nurses and doctors can’t even make a decision based on their own moral values and beliefs. They are FORCED into doing what the law says regardless of what their moral compass says. Forced into doing what the Supreme Court woke up one day and magically “discovered” to be constitutional. Shame on them! Shame on them!

  • I’ve told pro-choicers about stories like this in the past and they dismiss it as being an irrelevant appeal to emotion. In their eyes, if it’s not yet able to get a job and take care of itself, it’s not a human.

    • TeaNCookies

      They dismiss it because it’s a load of nonsense, you fool. Have you ever been to an abortion clinic?

      • sarah5775

        I have personally interviewed people that have witnessed live births, and read court transcripts from cases that were prosecuted. There have been abortionists who went to jail for this. It is all a matter of public record

        • TeaNCookies

          If it happens, it is an utter minority. I don’t know what else goes in your crazy, bat shit insane country; but nothing surprises me any more.

          You realise, the reality is that illegal abortion doesn’t change abortion rates? There’s extensive research done to this, and the only thing that makes a difference is contraception.

          There’s plenty of studies, I’ll gladly link them if you question my word.

          • Sweetnyss

            You can link all you want but it is true. There have been many out of the millions of abortions a year saline abortions and the children have been birthed alive. There are tons of stories out there of women who have sharwd their stories of being botched abortions. They are alive today. Some are put up for adoption after being born. Abortion clinic doctors and nurses have come forth with their stories. Have you worked in an abortion clinic? Are you a doctor or a nurse? How do you know it doesn’t happen? Women have come forth with stories of their own experiences and shared them. So go ahead and read the crap the media wants you to believe because we all know the news and Abortion clinics ALWAYS print the truth. › 2013/04/05 › 1270-babi…

   › two-teenagers-who-… There’s some web sites for you. And sincw you believe everything you read… You can’t discredit what they say just because they don’t push YOUR agenda.

          • stewqq

            HERMAN GOSSNEL..

          • TeaNCookies

            JOHN DOE..

            Are you going to tell me an actual argument?

      • Jimmy Vermeer

        Just because my opinion differs from yours doesn’t make me a fool. If anything, it makes me more human.

      • Pamela Austad

        So you agree that MURDERING BABIES IS Ok?One can Only hope that you cannot ever have children.If you don’t want kids use protection or keep you’re legs closed.

        • TeaNCookies

          No babies are murdered. A clump of cells are sucked out of the womb with a suction device; the clump of cells is aborted in a stage where there’s no heartbeat yet. Performing abortion on a life baby is highly illegal and carries with it some extreme prison sentences.

          But please, keep swallowing up that pro-life kool aid. Surely they won’t lie to you? It’s not like they’re biased.

          • Sedrec

            Like I said, you can see the beating heart of a fetus at 5 WEEKS!

  • I am horrified that this happens…and people think abortion is OK. How can anyone be this cold and heartless:)

    • boden

      this is not abortion, this is murder. when a human being is born, lives, breathes, opens its eyes, struggles to stay alive, that is murder. to kill something that has never had consciousness of the world we inhabit is abortion. this is something else entirely

    • Oliver

      Why do people keep themselves so ignorant. Think about it. We only legalized this in 1972. That’s only how long is been an accepted routine. We’ve been suffocating saline burned children for decades. But its never talked about. No one will turn off the idiot box and discuss anything serious anymore. We just shake our heads and say what a shame. Another sacrifice to the god of self indulgence and pride.

  • Ex-NICU Nurse

    I have been in the same unfortunate position as the nurses in the story…doing everything medically possible to save a one baby while monitoring 2-3 aborted babies that are only 2 weeks younger, waiting up to 8 hours for them to die. It is heart-breaking and you keep asking yourself why. The truth of the matter is, we don’t have tubes and catheters small enough for their tiny bodies. I really don’t want to tell the ugly story of a too small infant that we tried to save because the parents wanted him. He survived two agonizing weeks before he died. it would have been kinder to have wrapped him up and given him to his parents to hold until he passed. I have also seen aborted babies survive. If the baby was big enough, we always resuscitated. Don’t judge the nurses unless you have walked in their shoes.

  • How can they do nothing? I don’t understand. How can they see a living baby and treat it like he/she is just a mass of tissue? How can they NOT help?

  • pennywinkle

    This just breaks my heart to no end. I dont understand how anyone can kill or watch a baby die and do nothing. I do not judge the nurses. If I were a nurse and had to experience this I could no longer be a nurse.


    • Charliee

      I know tons of babies from Russia, South America, China and the rest of Asia who would love to be adopted, please adopt them!

    • frybaby

      I agree Joseph , I am one of those people.Im a adoptive parent and proud of it. I dont believe in abortion and never will.To many family cant have children and would adopt them.

  • Isa

    Abortion is not against the Bible, if you truly read, there is no passage mentioning it. But I agree that this should not be happening. If a baby is born alive after a botched abortion, it deserves a chance to live. It fought that long, hard, and far… It deserves that chance. While I believe that abortion is a woman’s right, especially in incest and rape cases, I also know that when I held my baby sister, I could not understand how anyone could give that up. But the thing we have to remember is, they have not held that baby yet, they have not looked into it’s eyes or felt it’s warmth against them. This breaks my heart, knowing I am majoring in nursing, and that this may be in my future.

    • Thorien

      I think “Thou shalt not kill” is in there somewhere.

      • frybaby

        And He also says I KNEW YOU IN YOUR MOTHERS WOAM

    • Wendy

      How about the child sacrifice to Molech? How the Bible calls it “an abomination.” Same exact thing. Child sacrifice, plain and simple.

  • miesh

    Oh that is so so sad I can’t believe they can’t give the babies a chance:(

  • boden

    its perfectly ok to kill a born abortion, stuff it in a bucket, let it struggle for its dying breath, whatever.. that is acceptable in this world, no imprisonment, not even any charges will be filed involving these children’s deaths at the hands of those who’ve sworn to “do no harm.” but if one of these doctors wrote one too many narcotic prescriptions, or allowed one too many cancer patients too use medical marijuana, they’d lose their medical license, and possibly their freedom.. this is the world of bureaucracy that we live in, and it makes me sick

  • Jonesy

    I feel that they should cite the born-alive infants protection act to these doctors that refuse the treatment when a baby is brought to them. I guess they don’t care about their Hippocratic oath.

  • dawn_marieb

    What happened to the born alive act??? Why isn’t it being enforced??

    • TeaNCookies

      It is. This story is propaganda, this doesn’t happen.

      • That wasn’t what Eric Holder said in 2013–he couldn’t name a single prosecution under it.

        • TeaNCookies

          Yes, and Rockefeller said in his final hours that aliens are real and he has seen them.

          I’ve been to abortion clinics, my girlfriend works in one. You’re brainwashed and ate up the propaganda.

          • OK. So, can you name a single prosecution that was conducted for violation of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act?

          • PJ4

            Omg, no wonder he’s defending this stuff, his gf works at a abortion mill
            Well that explains everything
            Hahahaha and he say you’ve been brainwashed

          • TeaNCookies

            No, but then, I do not live in America.

          • Do they have Google where you’re at?

  • I feel sick.

  • I don’t know how I can live in a world where this unspeakably horrible practice is legal. I can’t stop crying enough to even formulate a coherent retort, argument, or anything to just throw back at this. Why is it always the innocents who suffer?

  • Anna

    I thought it was illegal to have an abortion after a certain amount of weeks? Like 16 weeks or something? And even then it wasn’t recommended.

    • no, since DOE VS. BOLTON, 1973, its legal through all 9 months, sadly.

  • Poor little babies may God rest their sweet little innocent souls. And deal with their killers accordingly! This made me cry my eyes out as i myself am an expectant mother of a beautiful little girl. This article just breaks my heart to pieces….

  • this is so evil. i had an abortion at 16 weeks because no one around me cared enough about both of us to help me, i felt him kick me once, it was so unfair to him that he had to die that when the nurse came in to give me a pain shot, i said no, if this baby has to die, im not going to be made to feel better, and my mom when she picked me up after wards made me ride the bus. couldnt even pick me up in a car. she was glad he was gone because he was an inconvenience to her, just like i was.and made to feel like. our holocaust has to be over. it left me with so much scar tissue in my cervix that when i tried to deliver my 2 daughters , one in 1983 and 1989 , i had to have 2 csections, i couldnt even open to one after 9 hours of labor. its a lie and it hurts in so many ways no one will tell you.

    • Diane Manley

      I am so sorry. Your story made me cry for the young girl who lives in you and carries this memory. I’ve always been pro life and these stories are monstrous and cold. But it is your story that finally brought tears. Can’t imagine how you felt riding that bus home. God bless you and know how He loves you. Sending you a prayer from Arizona.

  • L.P.

    I work in Labor and Delivery…we don’t perform elective abortions on our unit, but we do terminate in cases of infection in the amniotic fluid and or risk to the mother, or if the water has broken and not replenished, and the baby is not viable. Yes it’s hard to watch these little ones live after they are born, sometimes they have heartbeats for several hours, but many times they are so small that their eyes and mouths are still fused together…unable to pass a tube through. The difference is that the babies I deal with are wanted….and are mourned by their parents and families. We provide comfort, warmth, and love to these little ones for the short time they are here. We make memory boxes for the families with footprints, molds, and pictures. I can’t imagine working anywhere where this is a “choice.” We also provide our mothers with a high standard of medical care…. from what I am reading these clinics are full of filth and unsafe conditions and treat the women poorly.

  • Martine Van Assen

    3 countries with no law for abortion, china, north korea and Canada!! of all places, unbelievable!

  • Annabelle

    the only truth is that abortion could never make a mother unpregnant just a mother of a dead child no mater how much weeks the pregnancy is.

  • Di Hodosn

    Amazingly Sad and unbelievable.

    • trish sims

      I was told to get an abortion in 1963 because my baby only had half of his brain and would die before his first birthday but I did not get it I ad my imperfect son but to me e was the most perfect baby I could not kill him GOD let me kep him for 12 years and when he died it hurt so bad that I mourned for him right to this day he would be52 this December 31 and I would give my life if I could just bring him back if only for one more day I still miss him so very much it goes against GOD”S law to kill these babies and all of these people should be put in prison for the rest of their lives.

  • mom

    for a mother like me who have lost a baby by miscarriage would find this very painful…it is not their burden to carry our mistakes or miscalculations to let them (babies) die like that. For once it was not their decision to pop out and live. Let them suffer like that? How cruel could that be?

  • Dr. Sherrie

    As a Minister & Biblical Counselor, I want everyone out there who is pregnant and even considering the abortion route to email me at: [email protected] and I will be more then happy to get you in touch with someone who will help you through your pregnancy to give a childless couple a chance at having their own baby. You never have to think about killing your baby!! Go through the pregnancy and be a blessing from God to a couple who’se been waiting for God to answer their prayers! God will take a situation like this and turn it around for His good! A couple has been praying for your baby! And you are God’s answer to their prayers!
    God bless everyone who can carry a baby and willingly give it up to an adopting couple for the sake and welfare of that child. WHAT A BLESSING!
    Don’t EVER think there’s no one out there to help you…because God sees what’s happening and He will surely help you!…(and so will I!!)

    • Diane Manley

      Wondering if your letter elicited Amy responses. Good action on your part. Thank you

  • Dandelo

    I think these women, especially the one with cancer, should have been told about their babies’ survival. Some might not have cared, but some might have insisted that their baby receive care. Or they wouldn’t need to tell the mothers at all. Couldn’t there just be some sort of common sense protocol in place? It just seems like such a terrible, terrible waste of life to let these little guys die after they have survived so much. Once the child is here it should not matter whether it was wanted or not! If a woman decided she didn’t want her 7 year old and just abandoned the child, the police would still intervene. If a teenage girl went into pre-term labor and instead of seeking help she discarded the child and it died, she would go to prison. But an adult with several years of medical school behind him can just hand a baby to a nurse and insist that it slowly smother to death? There should be a law protecting any baby that manages to survive an abortion.

  • live_laugh_love

    I cried just reading these stories, I don’t understand how anybody can just stand there and watch an innocent little baby that never asked to be born, just die and not feel anything or try to do anything to save it’s life

  • Free bird

    Hospitals who let these babies die are as GUILTY as the doctor who tried to murder these babies !!!! :(

  • Tasnuva

    And there are women who can’t have kids but would be amazing parents!! Give birth and give the kids up for adoption! NOT THAT HAAARD. Smh =.=

  • Oliver

    As early as 1978 it was being reported that saline aborted infants were and are deliberately suffocated by the doctor should they be found living after the induced labor procedure. This is nothing knew. We have abortion on demand (murder on demand) in the U.S.A. The only difference between us and the Moaabites of ancient times is the false gods we sacrifice to.

  • TeaNCookies

    It is sickening someone would write such disgusting, almost abominable lies just to further their agenda.

  • DJLugoff

    How could anyone stand by and not do something? I could not do that to an animal. Life is too sacred.

  • Dora Shelton

    I will leave a Comment. What The Hell? We Actually have THESE Type of monsters working in the hospitals…How can they Look in The Face of these BABIES? What Kind of People are you To Murder these HUMAN Children that God Ordained to Come to This Planet. Humans Made In GOD’S Own Image..I CAN NOT PROTEST STRONGLY ENOUGH…HOW WOULD YOU TO BE BURNED TO DEATH? Oh but One Soon U R Going to Know what That’s like.

  • Diane Marie

    There are no words that are sufficient. My heart is broken.

  • Betty Clouse

    TeanCookie nut job – Just ignore the dumbass bitch Teancookies nutcase she is so pathetic, no brain to work with in a false picture! People like here or he is worthless waste of our words on. Ignore the evil one!!

  • JoeLawrence Johnson

    These are only a few of the horrific ways babies are treated. If a baby is aborted and alive I was with the understanding that everything medically possible was to be done for that baby. Am I wrong? Have we become so complacent that we merely see this as “Oh that’s too bad” or “That’s a shame”? Or worse, it’s ok? What makes anyone think that this is ok? I, as a nurse will NEVER be part of such a monstrous act against a baby. I cannot think of a single thing that is more horric, terrorizing, inhuman or yes, unforgivable!! We have truly become a world of killers and monsters. There really are monsters in the closet!! The “BOOGEYMAN” really does exist for these poor, poor babies. Shame on us for allowing this to happen.

  • Brenda Golden

    This is one of the saddest stories I have ever read. Doctors with so few ethics that they treat the living babies like garbage, they are no better than the butchers that hack the unborn to death. Those who do abortions and assist in the process ARE human garbage. I realize this was published 2 years ago, and much more proof of the disgusting abortion industry. Hours a video showing abortion butchers laughing about selling baby parts, discussing the best way to kill the unborn to harvest the body parts. And the liberal left defends it trying to obliterate the truth. If the qualification for living is knowing the value of life then the butchers and their supporters should be exterminated like roaches, for one murdered child has more value than all of them together. And for those who whine it’s not true they need to grow up and get back to reality. Only their own guilt would make them deny the truth.

  • Pat Mitchell

    choose life what is these women thinking that don’t wont these prescious babies defund planned parenthood.

  • Susana Gonzalez

    What kind of society we have became…Most of physicians have no moral values anymore.

  • SnowyOwls64

    What’s worse is the fact that many, many families would have taken any amount of those children. Especially those who can’t have any of there own. This is what really gets me upset. Women who can have children, abort them so they can go back to having sex or do whatever they want. YES. I UNDERSTAND SOME OF THEM ARE/COULD BE RAPE VICTIMS. It doesn’t matter. They can still give them up for adoption. Many of these women are most likely in their early twenties/late teens and don’t want to or they can’t handle the stress of a child. Still has no justice in aborting the poor dear. I understand that I may only be 16, and I have yet to live life, but this? I understand is a terrible, terrible thing. No one should have to live knowing they let a baby die when something could have been done. That’s murderous blood they have on their hands regardless of what the rules are. They knew that those children could’ve been great to this world, and yet, they let them die. They made them garbage and that is never okay.

  • Ayari M Soto

    This is sad and wrong! Every human every baby deserve a chance to live!! God help this horrible world we live in filled with people who don’t care ! That they don’t understand the meaning of life! God I pray that all this innocent child’s are next to you, smiling with joy. AMEN

  • Celin

    Wow, I know you guys would try anything to control and make women that choose abortion some sort of murdering, evil person. But this, is just amazing! I know this isn’t true. I work as a nurse in a abortion clinic and I never ever seen this happening. It is just cells, it isn’t human, it doesn’t have a soul yet. Please just stop this lying, fear tactic, it is pathetic.

    • Andrew J. Corrales

      “It” actually is human. The preborn organism has human DNA, and that makes him or her human. Doesn’t matter whether he or she has a soul.

      Also, you personally having never experienced it doesn’t mean it’s never happened. I mean no disrespect, so forgive me if I seem harsh, but not everybody has all the possible experiences there are.

      No disrespect intended. God bless. :)

    • Liz

      No your lying to yourself it does have life and it is life

    • According to the British government, it had happened 66 times in the UK in 2005. Are they lying too?

  • David Senn

    I find no moral distinction between these abortion murderers and the WW11 Nazis, nor the modern day ISIS savages. Do you think, if there is a God in heaven, and I certainly believe with all my heart there is, do you honestly think he will not avenge this innocent blood?

  • Liz

    Umm peopl e like you and u will have to answer to God who created you guys and those victimless babies that you guys destroy because you guys r deceived and led by the devil himself and it is a baby lady according to God thats the most important celin

  • CJ Gatley

    In the 90s, it was big time news that these teen girls would put their babies in trash cans at the school if they were at a dance and delivered. They’d say they thought the baby was dead. But, the determining factor for committing a crime? If the baby took 1 breath!! How can these ppl *not* all be in prison. If that baby takes ONE BREATH, by the letter of the law, it’s MURDER. Abortion is murder, but every girl wwho throws they’re term or near term baby away should use the defense, “the abortionists let the unwanted babies die, and so did I. Give me the least punishment the same as those drs and nurses.” The least punishment would be to walk to do it again. Maybe then, the laws *will* catch up! I’m not saying she’s not worthy of punishment, but that means the abortionists should also be held accountable!

  • Happy Anne Marie

    “It becomes obvious that abortion is the killing of a human being”
    That really should have been obvious from the start….drs and scientists had to INVENT new methods, poisons and actual TOOLS for the express purpose of KILLING the baby, Nuff said.

  • Nicole Contreras

    My mother in law 39 years ago had 3 back alley abortions(which was her only pregnancy). Which all failed. My husband is alive and well from her attempts. My husband was born with many complications. He was born with palsy on the left side of his body among other issues. You would never know to look at him now. God has a plan for all of us. There are so many other options than abortion. Give life a chance after all your parents did with you

  • Kaitlynn Elizabeth Forrett

    Having been a woman who has lost a child to miscarriage, this seems so inhumane, no it dose not seem it, it IS, what happened to do no harm? it is all medical personal’s duity to preserve life, and these babies left to die, they are not unwanted, some one just like me would adopt them, someone would love them, just beacuse these parents made choices, if a child lives threw an abortion it should no longer be the parent who was so willing to discard this life’s choice, it should be given all we would do for a normal wanted baby

  • Lorraina Meredith

    I have no words , only tears. My dear sweet Rebecca died from a heart defect when she was 2 days old and I think of her daily (39 years ago). How anyone can do this willingly is completely out of my realm of understanding. May God have mercy on your miserable souls.

  • Sandra Hemmes

    Tell me: how do we stop this murder? What is there to talk about when the doctors and nurses just throw in the towel and let the little ones die. What if that was them, or their loved one. Oh God must be so ashamed of them.

  • Susan

    This was so heart wrenching, if I had the means I would take all the unwanted children and give them the chance they never had

  • deelberger

    This makes me sad, angry and disgusted by so many who take an oath to “do no harm” – allowing babies to die!! All those who take part in this are just sick! In no way would I participate in allowing any child to die – and all who did NOTHING to help any of these babies did just that! It’s made even more heartbreaking for me as I’ve never been able to have a child of my own – I’d have gladly taken in any of these babies, had the efforts been made to try to save them.

    It’s an even sicker world that we live in than I ever thought! And I’ve known the world is sick for a long, long time!

  • Lacie Keele

    Late term abortions are evil. I belive that every woman should have a choice, however an abortion passed 12 weeks is simply evil. They can feel pain, they are mostly formed, how anyone can convince themselves that’s okay, I will never know. Honestly, we must allow abortions, we cannot take them away, because if we take away a humane way to stop a pregnancy it will lead to infanticide. Mother’s bearing their children and then murdering them. Or a pregnant woman injuring herself to stop it, using crude tools and cruel methods to do a at home abortion. So we must all understand that having abortions is the most humane way to handle this problem. However, there should be more restrictions. No deciding six months into your pregnancy that you want to kill your baby. A woman should only have the option for three months, or 12 weeks. This gives a woman time to find out she is carrying, and to decide if she wants to keep it. Also, it means aborting a child is far more humane. A fetus usually begins to develop nerves to feel pain at 13 to 14 weeks so removing a fetus at 12 should minimize the chance of fetal suffering a lot. It allows a professional to abort the fetus in a much more humane way, and this way live abortions will be unheard of as a fetus cannot survive at this stage outside the womb. Honestly, this is probably the best way to allow abortions. Though still a dark subject, this is much preferable to the other methods and I belive the closest we can get to making abortions illigal with minimal backlash as I stated before. We have seen time and time again that unwanted children will be hurt and eventually killed. To take the option of abortion completely away would push an unstable mother to do gruesome things to an innocent child, and it would leave us all wishing she had aborted the poor child before it had to endure a death outside of the womb. This is just my opinion. I do not want to be pestered, or called names, or argue with anyone simply because I stated my own opinion. I simply feel this may be an interesting view to others, an alternative way of thinking.

    • sarah5775

      What exact magical thing happens between the night when the baby is 11 weeks and six days and the morning of the 12th week that makes the aborting the baby ok?

      • Lacie Keele

        What part of this is my opinion and I don’t want to listen to you bitch and moan did you not understand? Maybe you don’t read English that well, I’m assuming as much because I didn’t say that you should abort a child when it turns 12 weeks old, as you seem to be under the impression that I did. No I said that since it’s impractical to make abortions illigal since humans will do what they want to do no matter how many times you tell them it’s illegal, I suggested that we put regulations on it and do not allow late term abortions, I suggested putting a limit at 12 weeks because most fetuses aren’t developed enough to feel pain until 14 weeks. Meaning that aborting a child that is older than 12 weeks is especially cruel. Once again, this is my own opionion, meaning it’s not anymore right or wrong than yours. And, I do not have any urge to argue it over the Internet. So please heckle someone else.

        • Andrew J. Corrales

          I mean no disrespect but people will always be lying and stealing, but that doesn’t mean we should make those things legal. Permitting wrongdoing certainly doesn’t help abolish it. Give ’em an inch, they’ll take a mile.

          Human life begins at conception, and according to the Declaration of Independence on which this country was founded, all humans are created equal and have the right to life. This event of being created can only be conception–neither 12 weeks nor birth is actual creation, merely advancement.

          Opinions actually are of necessity more right or wrong than each other. There is only one right answer.

          No disrespect intended. God bless. :)

  • Silverquille

    What about adherence to the “Infants Born Alive Protection Act” of 2002 ??? I really don’t think the law has been repealed. Jill Stanek witnessed many of the same horrors described by the nurses here, but she DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT. That’s why we have the “Infants Born Alive Protection Act.” The rest of us nurses must, too!

    If you took the NIghtingale pledge, and you say you care about all life, be ready to
    be faced with this kind of situation, don’t just shrug or wince, Be ready to intervene! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Read the statute! Identify where the slippery slope is, and what kind of responses to barely alive infants might be skirting the law (like putting them in isolettes then ignoring them) and be ready to respond.

    If you witness this kind of unconscienable behavior, BLOW THE WHISTLE! Get the hospital’s ethics board involved. If necessary, get the media involved. And yes, get ready to lose your job. But if you are a nurse, a REAL nurse, in the sense of being a committed caregiver, a paycheck is secondary to the divine call and work of caring for bodies, minds and spirits anyway.

    Consider working for a religiously-affiliated hospital. Some (although not all), do take the mission to protect the vulnerable a bit more seriously than secular hospitals,. Join an organization like Nurses’ Christian Fellowship that supports nurses who try to practice in a morally congruous way.

    So often it has been said that all that is required for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothing. By offering these comments, I don’t intend to shame the nurses who reported their shocking and painful experiences, but rather want to embolden the rest of us to make the world a better place. Standing up against evil and calling others out when they break the law (civil law and/or God’s laws) requires fortitude– intellectual and moral courage. And of course, pray, pray, pray, because when there seems to be nobody to turn to, God is always there, ready to listen.

  • Mary Carpenter

    Up until the past few weeks I was undecided about my stance on abortion. After seeing the PP videos and reading this article, I know clearly where I stand! Anti-abortion all the way! This article horrifies me too! I am a 76 year old grandmother. You are never too old to be horrified by the truth!

  • WishingICouldStartOver

    There are so many things people judge others for, yet there is only one judge. I agree in part with both sides, as I too, have been there. I won’t get into the whole story, but I was a 19 yr old mother of 3 babies in diapers and on the bottle. I was in a failing long term relationship, and using birth control, which doctors injected. I found out I was pregnant and a week later, that I had cervical cancer. I was convinced by all medical team that abortion was the best way to proceed. Doctors set it up and sent me to the clinic in a metro area. I did have the abortion, and they made me go thru 3 hours of counseling first. It was clean, and staff took good care to see everything was going as well as can be expected. It was not cheap, and insurance does not pay for this. I cried myself to sleep for months after this was done, as I felt I was “Trying to play God”, by taking this out of his control. I have had a total of 13 pregnancies. 4 live births, 1 abortion and 8 were miscarriages at 2&1/2 months. (So, please don’t let birth control be your only preventative measure) I never gave the little one the chance I should have, but in my mind during it all, had I, by that time, it would be too late. I was told by clinic only up to 13 weeks. I know what I did was not, and is still not sitting right in my mind. If I could take it back, I would. This does not give others the right to call someone a murderer. It has been 23 years, 2 months and 6 days. I am always aware, as many are. As I watch my grown children and grandchildren, I often think of the ones who are not with us and how and where they would fit in with those that are present. We are not all bad people. We are not all murderers. I had given adoption a good long thought just so you are all aware. The truth is, I worked in a handicapped home with over 100 clients and very few visitors. I was told my child would have over a 50/50 chance of being mentally challenged as well as physical disabilities. There were, and still are, too many so-called “normal” children up for adoption, mine would of been institutionalized at best should the disabilities been extreme. I revisit my decision daily, so I am very aware that I have to live with my decision. It is between me and my God, and not for others to judge. There are also many cases of rape and incest that the victims also come across articles as such, and made to feel terrible for their decisions. There are to many people are so quick to judge and every single one of us has flaws and skeletons. This story was great as I was not aware of these facts as I was thankfully at a proper medical center for mine. Many are not and I agree with getting the word out. I disliked being called a murderer among other things, in the general statements made. I believe these comments are not only incorrect, but show how insensitive some can be. Just an after thought. If one is “playing God” by having an abortion, would they not be just as wrong for “playing God” in giving morphine in increased doses to dying patients? Or buying an unnecessary item when children are so poor they are dying of starvation? There is so much cruelty in the world. I believe the story was needed but the comments should stick to facts as well.

  • Dorothy Harden

    How incompetent do you have to be at failing to kill a fetus????

  • Dorothy Harden

    Omg what incompetent medical staff to not be able to quickly terminate a fetus!

  • Carl Foley

    May God have mercy on mankind for allowing this to happen!

  • takeitbacknow42012

    To say I’m disgusted and saddened is an understatement. HOW can people be so cold hearted and totally uncaring and unfeeling? Seriously, how can you watch this and think it’s okay? This is murder! And Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whatever the Hell your name is, and Nancy Pelosi and Hillary, you should be made to watch these as they happen. IF you still have no heart and compassion then you shouldn’t be representing us and you surely aren’t “women” in the true sense of the word!!!

  • Alan Von Behren

    I wish LifeNews would create bumper stickers that we could purchases that state the following: “Planned Parenthood admits that they sell baby parts.” Since ABC, CBS and NBC are telling this story accurately, we need to get this news out in different ways.

  • Cynthia M. Guschke

    This breaks my heart. All babies should have a right to live. I was 13, a little girl and a victim of molestation and got pregnant. I chose to give life to my little boy. Ended up keeping him and he’s been a humongous blessing. I know even at a young age that it was murder. To hear how we can stand by as doctors and nurses and anyone with a heart and not do anything to help these

    children. There’s no words to explain that feeling. God help us all.

  • Taylor King

    I wish people had hearts.! If a child a baby a human is aborted and lives they should be given the chance to live.! There is obviously a reason God let these babies live, and they killed them. They killed GOD’S angel.!!! I hope the doctors who didn’t care to even try to save them, regardless of the “rules,” wake up one day and realize the mistakes they’ve made.! I would’ve done everything I could’ve no matter the “rules.” I’d risk ,my job to save an innocent life thrown away by heartless people who cannot keep their legs together.! My heart goes out to every baby lost by this inconsiderate act. My they rest in peace and find comfort in God’s arms.

  • Diane Stewart

    There are special places in Hell for every one of these people. From the parents agreeing to the abortion to the person doing nothing to help the baby struggling to live. Even Satan cried at that travesty of so called humanity. Some guilt will never be absolved. My soul breaks for every murdered child, for every story like this, and people wonder why I hate the human race?
    Yeah, there is a god, and he cries for us. We have this wonderful gift of free will, and we’re such screw ups and such monstrosity’s of compassion that we can’t see that we’re the problem with the world.

  • Chas Thompson Hord

    I’m heart broken to know this is ok… completely heart broken

  • Kayla Waterman

    So very heartbreaking. My daughter was one pound 12 ounces and she made it. I can’t imagine I just am in tears for these babies The only comfort is knowing God took them home and takes these beauties home

  • woody394

    I don’t know why they can’t save these babies and then offer them for adoption. There are so many people that can’t have a child of their own but want to adopt a baby and there are too few to find. People end up adopting older children (which is fine too) or going to other countries to adopt. Abortion is simply put….. MURDER, done by Dr.’s who must take the “Hypocrite Oath” not the Hippocratic Oath They are not trying to save lives here. Disgusting

  • Joyce

    How can this be allowed? Our little girl should be 6 and she isn’t. She was born at 25 weeks. She died in our arms. How can we have become such a society that we throw away inconvenient babies? How can you just watch a baby die and do nothing?

  • Gina

    I am reading the bantering going back and forth about the developmental stages..have you forgotten that the child is human not a cat or a dog but a human life that is tossed away. We as a society have become so disconnected that it is insane. Planned parenthood is most disgusting and what worries me more that they will convince some young girl that they are doing the right thing for their child will be donated for science and furthering the medical advancements. But funny thing if a pregnant woman /girl came in wanting prenatal care she will be turned away because they are not in the business of planning for parenthood.

  • Karen McGivney

    WE as nurses have to start the care and insist. It’s awful and heart breaking. We are guilty of so much blood.

  • Amanda Golden

    This breaks my heart into a million pieces. I did a college paper on abortions and it put my teacher in tears as well. This is murder all the way around. Its very common on the other side of the world. There are ppl who can’t have children who want them so badly and yet our hospitals and doctors who are suppose to save lives throw these infants these lil human beings away like they don’t matter or exist. It’s sickening, disgraceful and gut wrenching! We are the United States of America, we are NOT the other side of the world, and we sure as hell shouldn’t be acting like we are! If there’s anyone out there who knows how to put an end to this in the U.S please do, it’s a matter of life and/or death for these little angels!

  • Carol Sandusky

    The whole thing makes me feel sick. Why is it a women’s right to kill! No one has the right to kill another human being.

  • Mychoice

    Most abortions occur within the first 6 to 10 weeks. A heartbeat does not occur as soon as the fetus is conceived. For the most part, abortions that occur later are for the health of the mother, that if left to continue would cause her death. If she already has children, she is making the best choice for her family as a whole. In other instances, the reason to abort the baby later then the first trimester is usually due a severe health issue. As it is with all types of Medicine, abuse of procedures and care occur. This should not distort the fact that it is up to each individual woman to decide the fate of her body and make the best decision for her future.

  • Glenda Hensley

    I don’t care what any of you murders say when the sperm is in the womb it IS LIVE and if any of you have every had this done I hope and pray to God he forgives you of you don’t want a baby then keep your legs closed and of you are raped for God sake have the baby its not its fault give it to someone that can’t have a child You never know one day that child you gave a chance to live might just be the one to save your life SOME PEOPLE MaKE ME SICK

  • Krista Renae Pendleton-Cooper

    This is the absolute worse thing I’ve ever read. I simply do not understand leaving a baby to die alone….in a hospital!?! How is that even an option? I couldnt be a nurse and do this. My hope for humanity is gone. Thankfully my hope is in Christ, he has overcome this world.

  • Melinda Dills Morefeild

    This brakes does these girls no there babys are alive when there delivering there baby they didn’t . Want I no they could take these little blessing of God to a hospital an asked if anyone would love to raise a baby no one wanted an I am sure they would have a line out the door. I could see a child that was raped or a woman could be offered the day after pill but passed them that date no more killing of our innocent babys after that. Its murder no matter how u try to look at it. If u not want to have a chance of getting pregnant DON’T HAVE SEX . An if u have so many kids u have already got rid of we need to put a STOP ON ON. THE PPL HAVING THE BABYS AN KILLING THEM NOT THE OUR SWEET BABYS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD LOVE AN TAKE CARE OF THEM IN A HEART BEAT. GOD BLESS THIS BABYS

  • Korie

    I just don’t get it. If you have already gone 23 weeks why wouldn’t you just go 37 and give the baby up for adoption?? I had the hardest pregnancy’s so i know that it is difficult to carry a baby to your 3rd term, but if i was given a choice between killing a baby or being uncomfortable *in my case, very uncomfortable* I would of course choose the latter. Mind boggling.

  • Korie

    How is it possible that this is legal? I just don’t understand why you would ever let a baby die or help in that demise. I am pro choice in many respects, but this is murder.