In the realm of trying to convince people that being pro-life is the right way to go, sometimes I lose perspective.
So when a Canadian blogger released data showing that 491 babies were born alive and left to die over a ten year period in Canada, I failed to post about it.I think it’s because many babies die annually, so it failed to register with me that these deaths are very egregious. Are they worse than other abortions? I’d argue yes.
They are worse because these are most often babies with some sickness or illness (disability) that the parents have found out about at a late number of weeks. I am particularly disturbed by abortion because a baby has Down Syndrome, for example.
They are worse, because it causes nurses and doctors to turn a blind eye to the people we are supposed to actually care about–those who are born. So the line between abortion and infanticide is very blurry here.
They are worse, because the most vulnerable among us are left to die alone, at an age when they can feel pain.
I’ll let Jill Stanek inform you on what this looks like. She’s an American nurse who was a whistleblower on the practice in the United States.