What happens when abortions go wrong?

Many people wonder about the truth about abortion. Official Canadian failed abortions figures show that over a ten year period starting in 2000, 491 babies who survived botched abortions were abandoned by medical staff and left to die alone in the corners of hospitals.

In the UK, the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health revealed that 66 babies were born alive and left unaided to die after failed abortions in England and Wales, in one year.

These figures give us a glimpse into the chilling and grotesque reality of legalised abortion. The fact that hospital staff rarely discuss these practices in public doesn’t diminish one iota the horror of what takes place. In fact, the silence surrounding it, if anything, adds to the barbarity of what happens in the name of “choice” and “compassion”.

It is routine in countries with legalised abortion that doctors in one part of the hospital are doing everything possible to save a premature baby born at say 23 weeks, while in another part of the same hospital a baby at 24 weeks gestation is having its life ended by abortion.

The only difference

The only difference between the two babies is that one is wanted and the other is not… yet

“We’re all wanted by someone” – Ryan Bomberger, US human rights campaigner.

Certain UN committees and groups like Amnesty International are quick to challenge Ireland about its abortion laws and the 8th Amendment. But these bodies have point blank refused to raise even a murmur of criticism against the human rights abuses involved in these cases where babies born alive after botched abortion are left alone in hospital corners to die without receiving any comfort or care from medical staff.

It is important to point out these double standards when we hear international bodies attacking Ireland’s pro-life laws.