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Abortion for Disabled Babies: Who’s to Blame?

Anominus Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 12:59 PM
Abortion is no more an issue to be left to "the individual, thier god and thier doctor" than any other form of infanticide. No one has the right to take the life of another innocent person. Either all living humans are persons, from the point of conception to the instant of death, or you deny the understanding that all men are created equal. Conception is the only logical point of "creation" because, it is at that point that a unique, individual organism can first be distinguished according to modern sciences. According to biology, a newly formed zygote fits the definition of a living organism, and according to genetics, that organism possesses unique human DNA, discernable from that of its parents.

Jennifer Morbelli’s baby had a name. The baby registry was complete, filled with already-purchased items like the book “I’ll Love You Forever.” The nursery was set up. Jennifer Morbelli’s baby, Madison Leigh, was a wanted child—and only seven weeks shy of birth.

Instead, mother and child both died last week from a botched late-term abortion. After learning that Madison had severe birth defects and a short life expectancy, Jennifer and her husband turned to Leroy Carhart, one of the only doctors in the country who performs third-trimester abortions. On February 7th, Jennifer was rushed to the emergency room. (When...