Operation Rescue is in the middle of a dispute about a recent aborted fetus that they claim was alive:
The pro-life group Operation Rescue has obtained the autopsy report for Baby Rowan, the infant said to have been born alive on April 2, 2005, at a Florida abortion mill and whose mother claims was refused help by abortion workers in spite of her pleas on behalf of her dying son
Abortion mill? Don’t you mean clinic? Sounds like another clouded term like abortion on demand – like it is DirecTV or something.
I’m still researching the details on this because the autopsy reported: (via Evangelical Underground)
Forensically, there was no evidence that the fetus was born alive.
I think what is happening is that the autopsy doesn’t list any visible trauma from the needlemarks used to inject the chemicals that begin the extraction process so the pro-life groups are saying that means the fetus was aborted ‘alive’ – there are three different points to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act of 2002: heartbeat, voluntary movement or puslating umblical cord. The pregnant woman is saying that the fetus was delivered into the toilet at the clinic and that the fetus/baby turned towards her when she spoke and her demands for medical assistance were denied. If the fetus was born alive then it becomes a baby and denying care to a child invokes a whole other set of statutes.
Like I said, I’m still re-reading everything but the headline Aborted Baby Born Alive seems like a misnomer. If the abortion had been successfully carried out the fetus would not have been extracted alive. A terrible story all around.
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