Live Action News reported on a European physician who provided a heartbreaking narrative of a senior gynecologist telling her interns to suffocate a baby if it happens to be born alive after an abortion.
Dr. D.F. claims to have been a student at the time.
At the guard in the delivery room, a woman was in labor as part of an abortion on medical grounds at 5 months pregnant. The birth was imminent, and the gynecology interns were prepared. The senior gynecologist of the guard who is about to return to her bed, approaches the interns and said in a low voice, but loud enough for me to hear: “If the child is breathing on arrival, you press hard here on the trachea until it completely stops breathing,” and turning to me: “And you, you did not hear anything.”
Her testimony is included among many others in a petition to the Council of Europe to protect babies born alive from failed abortions. It asks the Assembly to “investigate and report on the situation of children born alive during their abortion” and “to reaffirm that all human beings born alive have the same right to life and must benefit from appropriate and necessary health care.” The European Centre for Law and Justice want “Member States to take into account the threshold of viability of human fetuses in their legislation on termination of pregnancy.”
One testimony from a student in midwifery school claims that she “saw, during an internship in a maternity department… a child born alive from an abortion on medical grounds. He was 24 weeks of gestation and the midwife left the child struggling to breathe, by leaving the baby alone on the resuscitation table. He died within 10 minutes..”
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From M.K., a student midwife in her third year, said that a child “was born alive, and to prevent it from crying, the doctor quickly covered his face.”
“He was then taken into a side room (baby resuscitation room) where I could join him… He was fully formed, had eyelashes, hairs, nails… The doctor came in…. Grabbed a syringe KC1 (legal injection)… pierced the baby in the heart, and injected the product… The little boy lived just a quarter of an hour.”
And the stories just get worse. A former anesthetic nurse that goes by “Mrs. L.M.” recounted a specific case of a young HIV-positive woman who was a drug addict. The gynecologists had convinced her to abort her child, but the baby was born alive, breathing and crying “vigorously.” The mother was denied the opportunity to see her child by the abortionist.
“Midwives simply put it in an empty box, naked in a stainless steel tub, cold, without any care,” L.M. remembered.
Testimonies like these take up eight of the 33 pages of this document.
The personal accounts shared in the petition hopefully will shed some light on abortion and cause the Council of Europe to realize what most pro-abortionists choose to ignore — that sometimes an abortion doesn’t work and a baby is born alive.
According to the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “at 23 weeks of pregnancy 10 percent of children survive an attempted abortion.”
But instead of receiving medical care, they are left to die, inhumanely killed by lethal injection or suffocation.
LifeNews Alissa Lopez writes for the Media Research Center, which this column originally appeared.