Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Abortion Survivor...

This seems to be my day for videos. I saw this over at The Sensible Bond; it is the account of Gianna Jessen, who was born alive after a saline abortion. The video was made during a speech she made in 2007, on the eve of the debate to decriminalise abortion in Victoria, Australia.

The heart-stopping moment for me in this account is realising that it was only in August 2002 that President Bush signed the Born Alive Infants Protection Act... up until that time, the practice was to end the life of a baby who survived an abortion by either strangulation, suffocation, leaving the baby there to die or throwing the baby away!!

The news has been full of outrage this past week about a woman who shoved a cat into a wheelie bin, where it was stuck for 16 hours. I am a cat lover. I think it is dreadful that anyone could shove a cat in a bin. But it's only a cat. The same treatment was being meted out to other human beings, and IT WAS LEGAL !

Here in the UK it is legal to have an abortion up to birth if the child is disabled. I doubt that we have the equivalent of the "Born Alive" Act.

1 comment:

Ches said...

Thanks for the linky love, Mac! hadn't connected the issue with the cat scandal, but, yes, what a contrast!

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