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Babies Aborted for Minor Disabilities


Society & Culture  (tags: enland, children, babies, abortion, disabilities, minor, society, women, ethics, crime )

Jacquelin
- 2494 days ago - timesonline.co.uk
MORE than 50 babies with club feet were aborted in just one area of England in a three-year period, according to new statistics. Thirty-seven babies with cleft lips or palates and 26 with extra or webbed fingers or toes were also aborted. The data



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Margaret Trainor (61)
Sunday October 21, 2007, 3:06 pm
Oh well ...it still is the right of the parents to decide .......not us
 

Denise Reiser (42)
Sunday October 21, 2007, 3:32 pm
but what I want to know is why are so many so deformed with say, webbed feet/hands?
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Sunday October 21, 2007, 4:05 pm
Well it is correct I am for choice others are free to make their own choice true and I will support them in that choice not to have the baby at a time when it does not suit, contraception has failed or in cases of rape - but - for myself I do not agree with the aborting of babies - if I was pregnant - then the little one was there to stay until born, and for myself I would never abort because of a deformity of any kind - what will be will be - and there is always a reason for everything that happens to us whilst we are here on this planet. Just because we are carrying a little one that is somehow not perfect - what does it matter it belongs to us to love and care for that is all we need to know. Peace.
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Sunday October 21, 2007, 4:05 pm
Well it is correct I am for choice others are free to make their own choice true and I will support them in that choice not to have the baby at a time when it does not suit, contraception has failed or in cases of rape - but - for myself I do not agree with the aborting of babies - if I was pregnant - then the little one was there to stay until born, and for myself I would never abort because of a deformity of any kind - what will be will be - and there is always a reason for everything that happens to us whilst we are here on this planet. Just because we are carrying a little one that is somehow not perfect - what does it matter it belongs to us to love and care for that is all we need to know. Peace.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 21, 2007, 7:28 pm
Yes Lina, I understand your stance but some parents know darn good and well that they either emotionally, physically, mentally, or financially care for a special needs child. They also realize that there isn't a long line of families waiting to adopt special needs children. That means that, even if they bore the emotional and financial cost of delivering the baby and putting it up for adoption they are essentially dooming that baby to a life of foster homes. Is that really fair to the child? And is it fair to put families in that position? Parents do what they feel is best for them and their child and their bodies at that time. We should support them during the time of making such a hard decision and support them as they grieve for their loss.
 

Daniel Barker (35)
Monday October 22, 2007, 12:39 pm
I agree that the Right is full of hypocritical wndbags - they are to conservatives what Teddy Kennedy is to liberals. I propose the favorite tool of the Left, the lawsuit. Sue pro-life advocates who are not willing to take a child for adoption.

I have no children and have made the personal decision of having one child and adoption. I am seeing first-hand the damage done to a planet with growth out of control and I do not want to be responsible.

I ask anyone who wants to abort a child because they believe it will not be adopted to contact me and I will personally sue any pro-lifer who refuses to adopt the child.
 

Rod Gesner (66)
Monday October 22, 2007, 3:11 pm
This issue Leads us Down the Slippey Slope of Eugenics, Culling Female Fetuses (as they do in CHINA);
Insurance Companies and Governments First Refusing to Cover Preexstisting Conditions discovered in the Womb Then Legislating Standards of Acceptable Fetuses to prevent "the Childs Suffering".!..!
I have VERY Strong Feelings about this Issue as My Girlfriend Was Born with multipe Birth defects and suffered horribly at the hands of her parents and others; But She Survived And I wouldn't want it any other way She is Who She is Today because of it.!.. Adversity Creates uniquely Stronger individuals than the conspieracy of of Neglect and indulgence that goes on today People don't want Children that they have to Give extra care to Cause they don't Realy want to time to give normal ones the care they deserve.!...I agree with Daniel We should SUE the Right to lifers that wont adopt special needs Kids But We Should also Look into our own Souls and ASK WHY arn't We (I already rased one Child with a fist sized brain tumor and Related dissabilities while my Ex used me To build her nursing carreer) and Presently I am Caregiver for my girlfriend and her young son; At 52 I think i have commited far enough into my future.!..!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 7:18 am
Oh my God! People learn to live and enjoy their lives inspite of crippling disablities. Let's ask them whether they would've preferred being aborted! It's just a case of humans playing the role of God. God decided to put that child on this planet, not us. Pity we can't realise that. Abortion has just become an easy option.
 

Anita B. (67)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 8:07 am
This is utterly disgraceful, that such babies are killed because they've a birth defect; gosh I grew-up with children had these condition and were completely "normal" otherwise. It time that DOCTORS remember why they took the Pledge to HEAL & NOT to KILLED! They've been given "HEALING - HANDS" that what they should do. "Mothers-to-be" should play there part too, by putting their BABY up for adoption - if they strongly feel they're
unable to handle a "deform" baby; there's no shame in that. "SURGEONS" STOP KILLING "BABIES." You are NOT "GOD!"
Anita.
 

Ben Hitchcock (82)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 8:27 am
This is wrong. I work at a horse ranch to help people. And some are whorse disabilities
then things things. I was born with disabilities and if my Mom and Dad thort I was not wroth I would not be alive right now. Most fight tho disabilities like I did.

 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 8:56 am
I am for woman choice also but cleft palate can be fixed web fingers can be fixed to, just sounds mean to me. The baby is not totally perfect let's just delete it and try again mentality. Irresponsible use of an option that should be for extreme cases only.

Were these parents afraid something else might be wrong with the baby? Maybe they were misinformed/misunderstood that something else could be wrong with the baby? Which is irresponsible on the doctors part.
 

Susan Wie (1)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 10:12 am
Good Lord. These are easily repaired PHYSICAL disabilities. They are NOT mental disabilities. Abortion has become the tool of those seeking 'designer' babies and it is rapidly moving down the slope to eugenics. These types of defects are either flukes of nature or genetics that could reach back several generations, not the fault of the parent or their choices in lifestlye, food etc.
 

tammymarie h. (24)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 10:37 am
well, i'm prolife regardless. sad, sad, indeed.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 12:13 pm
Daniel, how about the choices people have before conception there are many ways to have sex and not conceive a child.
 

Carolyn T. (234)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 12:41 pm
The specific instances cited are notable because the "flaws" are fixable very simply. Of course, when you have no insurance and you live in a country that will not assist lower income families in getting these procedures, even someone who is essentially pro-life will make a choice to terminate a pregnancy. But, not to worry, we are spending money to fund wars which is a far nobler cause, apparently, than is spending it for matters such as this. Too bad Mrs. Bush could not see into the future--she might have decided that while there was no physical deformity she'd just as soon not be the mother of evil incarnate. Now when we get it down to "would you love to have this physically perfect child who, by the way, is going to be a pedophile....
the argument of pro-live or pro-choice is turned upside down. What is "perfect?" Who gets to choose? Play with those possibilities folks. Frightening because it is nearly possible.
 

Nicole Tribehou (4)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 12:48 pm
Here comes consumer civilisation for you. A place where you can exchange goods when they are slightly visibly wrong. Funny nobody ever seems to think human babies -apart from hands and feet- also grow a conscience - as any person in civilization. Or maybe not in this all consuming era? Maybe my english is wrong here.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 2:19 pm
This is so sad, why so many deformaties, and then why would anyone abort a child when there are ways to remedy these deformaties---perhaps these women that aborted these babies should be sterilized so they would not have to abort any more "unperfect" children--------
 

Nuraini A. (41)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 1:06 am
actually if you read the article a doctor is cited as saying that the imperfections can be symptomatic of other genetic disorders that are more serious, which cannot be diagnosed while the baby is still in the womb. perhaps this is what their doctors told them, so maybe the parents decided to abort because they couldn't cope with special needs children? but if the babies were aborted just because they had a bit of physical imperfection, then i think that it's a sad reflection of the kind of society we seem to have ended up with. you never know if a child that others think is ugly or imperfect may turn out to be someone who does a lot of good. and you never know if a physically perfect child may turn out to be a horrible human being. this sort of thing also can't be 'diagnosed' while the baby is in the womb, yet this is what really matters to the well-being of a human society.
 

Julia D. (92)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 10:45 am
I am pro-choice, and yet, I believe that with better health care, better education and more support for mothers, especially young and single mother, during and after pregnancy, abortions will decrease and everyone will be better off.
Regarding this article I agree with Nuraini, I'd like to have more information on what the doctors told these parents. If the abortions were the result of a desire of "cosmetic perfection" it is indeed a very sad reflection of our society.
 

Anita B. (67)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 11:57 am
Yes, it's the society that make people to have ABORTIONS plus that Consultants are ruled by the cost of keeping these babies alive. I know what it was like myself, when pregnant with our first born - before they exam me; the FIRST WORDS were "ABORTION" & I so annoyed that I TORE TO WHOLE "anti-natal" Clinic to pieces and thank goodness I did; for they would have "KILLED A PERFECT HEALTHY BABY!" who's now married with 3 sons.
In case you don't know, I'm disabled from birth.....
 

Anita B. (67)
Wednesday October 24, 2007, 11:58 am
Yes, it's the society that make people to have ABORTIONS plus that Consultants are ruled by the cost of keeping these babies alive. I know what it was like myself, when pregnant with our first born - before they exam me; the FIRST WORDS were "ABORTION" & I so annoyed that I TORE TO WHOLE "anti-natal" Clinic to pieces and thank goodness I did; for they would have "KILLED A PERFECT HEALTHY BABY!" who's now married with 3 sons.
In case you don't know, I'm disabled from birth.....
 
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