An Australian hospital has launched an inquiry after staff treating a woman carrying twin boys accidentally terminated the wrong foetus.
Doctors had told the woman that one of her babies had a congenital heart defect that would require numerous operations, if he survived.
The woman chose to abort the 32-week foetus but staff injected the wrong twin.
The hospital in Melbourne described it as a “terrible tragedy”.
“The Royal Women’s Hospital can confirm a distressing clinical accident occurred on Tuesday,” it said in a statement.
“We are conducting a full investigation and continue to offer the family and affected staff every support.”
The woman went on to have an emergency caesarean to end the life of the sick foetus.
HT: Picture from God’s Little Ones.
Waking up on Thanksgiving morning here in America, we had a lot to be thankful for in our home. Preparing to spend some time with my wife’s folks, we finished some last minute items before leaving out the door. One of the last minute items was a quick check of the news. It produced a shock for which I was not prepared.
The above quote from the BBC News says everything about the state of this world that we need to know. It is totally depraved and wants nothing to do with the truth, which means it wants nothing to do with God for God IS truth.
As I read the article, my mind shifted from shock to anger at the callousness of individuals, of doctors, and of the healthcare industry in general. This is NOT to say that there are no believers who maintain the highest levels of integrity for there are many. There are also many who maintain that integrity because they are a new creation in Christ Jesus. The old things have passed away (namely, the thinking that murder of an unborn baby is acceptable) and all things have become new (namely, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that a baby is a baby from the moment of conception).
The amazing part is that the world does not, cannot, and deliberately chooses not to acknowledge the incongruity of the news article above. First, at 32 weeks, many babies have been born and gone on to live normal lives. Second, we need to understand that just because a doctor chooses to rip a baby out of its life support system does not mean it is not viable and therefore should be categorized as just fetal tissue. Third, the parents are told the baby would require many operations – if he survived. There was no guarantee the baby would survive, but there was no certainty the baby would die either! There are many who have had heart defects and also gone on to live regular lives.
So, the solution –
abort MURDER the little baby who is just weeks away from birth. The woman is in the 5th week of her third trimester! A God-given heritage and gift growing inside the comfort and safety of a God-given womb then finds itself being injected with a medical solution in order to end its life!
“Oops,” says the hospital to the parents, “We
aborted MURDERED your healthy baby. This is a terrible tragedy. It is acceptable by law to abort MURDER the unhealthy baby, but to abort MURDER the healthy baby is just a shocking, distressing, and tragic at best!”
The hospital promises that they are going to launch a full inquiry into how the WRONG baby could be
aborted MURDERED! The mother went on to have an emergency C-section in order for the CORRECT baby to be aborted MURDERED! How utterly heart-breaking!
Psalm 94:1-3, “O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?“