Babies born after just 23 weeks of pregnancy or earlier should be left to die, a leading NHS official has said.Here in America Liberals are outraged that pro-lifers would dare to say that a beating heart of a human being constitutes life and has value. Every human life has value because we have been created in the image of God.
Dr Daphne Austin said that despite millions being spent on specialised treatments, very few of these children survive as their tiny bodies are too underdeveloped.
She claimed keeping them alive is only ‘prolonging their agony’, and it would be better to invest the money in care for cancer sufferers or the disabled.
Dr Austin, who advises local health trusts how to spend their budgets, said doctors were ‘doing more harm than good by resuscitating 23-weekers’ and that treatments have ‘very marginal benefit’.
The NHS spends around £10million a year resuscitating babies born this early and keeping them alive on incubators and ventilators.
But despite round-the-clock care from teams of experienced doctors and nurses, just 9 per cent leave hospital – the rest die. And only one in 100 grows up without some form of disability. The most common include blindness, deafness and cerebral palsy.
Guidelines state that doctors should not try to resuscitate babies born under 22 weeks, as they are too underdeveloped, but those born between 22 and 25 weeks should routinely be given intensive care.
After advice from doctors, parents should have the final say on what attempts should be made to keep them alive. Almost all are resuscitated as families cling to the hope that they will pull through against the odds...
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:26-28
President Obama was morally comfortable with infanticide as a state Senator and his continued defense of Planned Parenthood ought to concern us. Liberals are the new Nazis only they have adopted a racially cleansed version of eugenics. Instead of dehumanizing certain groups like the Nazis did, Liberals dehumanize all of humanity. Abortion and now infanticide is the clearest example of how Liberals are like Nazis. God help us.
Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.