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Photos published earlier this year in the scientific journal Molecular Cytogenetics exposed the horrific and unnecessary death of a viable, late-term baby girl in an abortion.
The images, first reported at Live Action News, show a small baby girl with little fingers and toes, ears, lips, eyelids and hair growing on her head.
Researchers said the girl was aborted at 26 weeks and three days of pregnancy, which means she was viable outside the womb and capable of feeling pain. Premature babies have survived as early as 21 weeks of pregnancy.
According to the study, published in February, the baby girl was aborted after being diagnosed with Brachydactyly, a genetic disorder that causes malformations of the fingers and toes. The girl’s mother also has the disorder, which is not fatal or significantly life-altering.
Here’s more from the report:
[Brachydactyly] can occur on its own or as part of a complex syndrome, and there are different classes. In this case, both mother and child showed BD type A2 with no other genetic causes found. An ultrasound at 23 weeks and one day found no structural anomaly though there appeared to be fetal growth restriction. …
An examination of the aborted baby revealed facial dysmorphism with a flat nasal bridge, an enlarged tip of the nose, smaller upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets, short philtrum (groove in the upper lip), and low-set ears, as well as missing bone and nail on her big toe. And for these abnormalities, she was determined unworthy of life.
The study comes from the National Key R&D Program of China, a research program at Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital. Abortions are legal for any reason up to birth in China. The Chinese communist government has been accused of millions of forced and coerced abortions and sterilizations since the 1980s, especially in minority populations and among families with more than one or two children.
Live Action credited pro-life activist anti.abortion.flowerchild with initially exposing the baby girl’s abortion death.