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On Infanticide In a Time of Demons

Every so often the news, which is built around a lot of numbers, delivers a number that makes your happy world come to a screeching halt. A recent number was: One in 30 aborted fetuses lives.

In my line of work, I scan a lot of headlines. Headline. Check. Next. Headline. OK. Next. Headline… One in 30 aborted fetuses lives.

Full stop. This requires closer reading:

One in 30 foetuses aborted for medical reasons is born alive, a 10-year study at 20 UK hospitals has found. Most of these babies with disabilities were born between 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy and all lived for no more than a few hours….. About 190,000 abortions take place annually in England and Wales. This is nearly a quarter of all pregnancies. Most abortions are carried out on “healthy” foetuses for social reasons. The study, however, looked at the outcomes of 3,189 abortions performed between 1995 and 2004 because the baby had a disability of some kind. It showed that 102 – or around one in 30 – were born alive.

Medical reasons.” “With Disabilities.” “All lived for no more than a few hours.” “Most abortions carried out for ‘social reasons.‘” “102 were born alive.”

A story reporting a fact that, as usual with such stories, creates more questions than answers…

Disabled babies aborted for unstated medical reasons — babies that one assumes were, because of the ‘medical reasons’ less viable than healthy aborted babies. Still, in 102 cases, they were alive when aborted. Then they died after “no more than a few hours.” Did they die because attempts to save them failed or did they die because they were simply allowed to die — much in the same way that the original eugenicists, the Spartans, exposed unworthy or unwanted infants. Given the ability of medical science to keep very premature but wanted babies alive, one has to think it is most likely the latter.

A yet more disturbing thought is that, if one in 30 aborted babies with disabilities can live, how many — aborted at about the same time in a term, and without disabilities — are also aborted alive and simply left to die or put to death.

In the same article, Julia Millington of the pro-life group Alive and Kicking Campaign, says “It is difficult to comprehend the number of babies, throughout the country, left fighting for their lives.” Difficult is hardly the world for that thought.

In England there are 190,000 abortions a year. In the United States, A total of 638,169 abortions for 2015 were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas.

Among these 49 reporting areas, the abortion rate for 2015 was 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 188 abortions per 1,000 live births. From 2014 to 2015, the total number of reported abortions decreased 2% (from 652,639), the abortion rate decreased 2% (from 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years), and the abortion ratio decreased 2% (from 192 abortions per 1,000 live births). From 2006 to 2015, the total number of reported abortions decreased 24% (from 842,855), the abortion rate decreased 26% (from 15.9 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years), and the abortion ratio decreased 19% (from 233 abortions per 1,000 live births). In 2015, all three measures reached their lowest level for the entire period of analysis (2006–2015). Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2015.

Most of those were first trimester abortions, but many were not. Out of those “many” how many were aborted as viable humans and then allowed to die? We will never know, but you can be sure that it was a number much greater than 102. The US has a habit of outdoing the UK and why should the race to perfect infanticide leave us behind – “We’re number one!”

This is not to say the abortionists of England are “inhumane. Far from it: “If the baby is born alive, palliative care should be provided till the baby dies.”

I am especially nauseated by the bland politeness of the term “palliative care” which parses out as ” Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.” Could it be that the disease in this case is “life” ?

Perhaps not according to the painfully “balanced” article that also informs us

Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, stressed that termination due to a diagnosis of a severe or life-threatening disability in the fetus was rare. “It would be wrong to imply from this retrospective study, that if women undergo a medical induction abortion at under 24 weeks’ gestation for reasons aside from foetal abnormality, that this is at all likely to result in a live birth. “Doctors working in abortion care have for some years now followed the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist’s guidance, that the foetal heart is stopped before a medical induction abortion around 22 weeks’ gestation.”

Again the phrases that leap out are “Doctors working in abortion care…” and “the foetal heart is stopped before.” “Abortion CARE?” Is that a new medical specialty? As in, caring for living abortions until they die? The mind is pushed beyond its capacity for bogglement at this. Seldom have two words come together in a more perverse fashion, and yet Furedi just babbles it up with no awareness at all. What can one say of something that has dehumanized its practitioners so deeply?

Infanticide is, of course, an old virus that infects and kills the human soul. It was a hallmark of pre-Christian societies and it never really vanished. It was a widely practiced sport in the Nazi death camps and is certainly enjoying a popular and rabid revival in our time as well.

One hundred and two disabled babies were aborted alive in Britain. Then left to die. How many others that were not disabled? Not studied. Not known. Not ever to be known. Just aborted alive and trashed. No name. No record. Down the memory hole.

Long ago, when I was in my early teens, I recall reading the memoirs of a Jewish woman who was forced, in the camps, to take the bodies of the dead and sometimes still living babies born of Jewish mothers in those camps and toss them into the ovens. I have not read that book in over 40 years but one thing she said, after being rescued from that endless hell, has stuck with me since the moment I read it: “Of all those babies we destroyed, how many were Einsteins, how many were Mozarts?” How many? We will never know, but still — after all these years — I can’t get her question out of my head.

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  • Tom Hyland February 27, 2019, 7:24 PM

    Abortion care? That phrase got me, too. Read of Kermit Gosnell… doing life for being the sloppiest abortion doctor of recent times. Kermit could have gotten off free if he had only placed the living babes into a tupperware bucket and left “it” on a shelf to expire. He blew it by “assisting.”

  • ghostsniper February 27, 2019, 8:06 PM

    “Of all those babies we destroyed, how many were Einsteins, how many were Mozarts?”

    It’s a retarded question, and has no business being asked.

    Similarly the question, “Of all those babies “we” destroyed, how many were Mansons, how many were Stalins?”

    Anyway, the “moment of viability” is now at a little more than 4 months and dropping all the time.
    Now that it’s legal, abortion is mostly a privilege, not a right, of convenience. What the tyrannical gov’t giveth, it can taketh away.

    Just wait til they perfect the artificial womb, then people themselves won’t be necessary. Kill all people, extract their “wanted” cells first, make new people, program them to behave according to plan. This will be happening in the next 100 years, if they make it that far. I’m betting they don’t. The criminal institution that funds all of this is way past broke and can go nowhere but down and you are watching this in real time right now.

  • Joe February 27, 2019, 8:15 PM

    “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward”

  • Jeff Brokaw February 27, 2019, 8:23 PM

    I continue to be amazed at our capacity for depravity, as a culture.

    Leaving babies to die of starvation, dehydration, and hypothermia while healthcare “professionals” ignore them, just waiting for the inconvenience to be over … it makes me physically ill.

  • Ten February 27, 2019, 9:00 PM

    “Of all those babies we destroyed, how many were Einsteins, how many were Mozarts?”

    It’s a retarded question, and has no business being asked.

    Ditto. You know, people slowly, liesurely pull their heads out of their asses, blink, and sleepily ask why Socialism is popular again. Or why we elect fools and monsters. Or why society goes the way it does.

    It’s because we were slothful sons of bitches and chock full of hubris, that’s why, and because we never lifted a finger, all the way back to years before even Roe, that unmitigatedly preposterous lie by demented philosopher kings appointed by the agents of our own vote. Regardless of who might have lived – which is a foolish, foolish question – goddamn us, and for this unspeakable travesty hopefully He will.

  • Dr. Jay February 28, 2019, 4:18 AM

    “How many are they, who seek in Hell, a Garden of Eden, and sail off to her fair ports, only to find that the water hath been turned to poison.” – The Fools’ Wedding in Paradise

  • Phillipa Crawford February 28, 2019, 6:36 AM

    Once a woman feels the baby move how can she have an abortion and hide from the fact she has killed her child?

    It’s just too easy to prevent pregnancy in the first place.

  • orcadrvr February 28, 2019, 7:17 AM

    “Of all those babies we destroyed, how many were Einsteins, how many were Mozarts?”
    It’s a retarded question, and has no business being asked.
    Similarly the question, “Of all those babies “we” destroyed, how many were Mansons, how many were Stalins?”
    It is actually the perfect question.
    1. I believe that western civilization has progressed, though not linearly, since the dawn of time. If you don’t think so, then nothing else I am about to posit will make sense. Personally, I prefer penicillin to leeches and bleeding. You may feel otherwise.
    2. The advances occurred, in large part, because of geniuses like Einstein and Mozart, Edison and Ford, Gates and Kepler, Galileo and Michelangelo.
    3. The advances occurred in spite of monsters like Manson and Stalin who lived contemporaneously with the geniuses.
    4. My conclusion is that the geniuses have infinitely more impact on the long term advance of civilization than the monsters, though their ability to impose short term pain is of course obvious.

  • ghostsniper February 28, 2019, 7:40 AM

    First, I am not pro or con in this. I’m a bystander at this parade of the misfits of society.
    You seem to have missed my point.
    About 60% of all abortions in the US are performed on a race that is 13% of the population.
    About 60% of all violent crime in the US is performed by the same race.
    Eliminate abortion in the US will cause violent crime to soar.
    Now, would you rather be dazzled by potential inventions and discoveries in the future or raped, robbed, and killed?

    Keep in mind that this post: http://americandigest.org/wp/fresh-out-of-science-woodpile-meditations-of-ol-remus/ indicates the former is just not happening much these days, but the latter will obviously escalate with resource decline. If you’re an advocate of natural rights none of this will matter much because you will adapt, and prevail, accordingly no matter which way the wind blows.

  • Jack February 28, 2019, 8:39 AM

    Abortion is only one vegetable in the Agenda 21 soup that the world is being served up hot by the UN and its NWO affiliates, one of whom, whether you like it or not was the late G.H.W. Bush. As a Christian with an attitude I immediately saw a demon in that old bastard while so many fawned over him as they kissed his ass but I don’t want to get off track or waste my life, talking about a man whose soul is likely in Hell. Anywho…here’s an article that might interest you


  • Rick February 28, 2019, 8:45 AM

    Planned Parenthood clinics cluster around black neighborhoods where their customer base lives. The basis of eugenics was to cull blacks from society, now they do it to themselves. I expect there is a correlation between low IQ and abortion. How does a woman live with herself after she has killed her innocent baby?

  • Sam L. February 28, 2019, 11:09 AM

    The left is so clever at making up terms to conceal and misdirect us from what they are doing.

  • AesopFan February 28, 2019, 4:18 PM

    Eric Spencer’s Twitter thread, in Gerard’s other post, had a link in its comments to an interview with the founder of NARAL, who later left the abortion industry and worked for pro-life causes, eventually converting to Catholicism. He admits that they simpley made up statistics and figures, and the media never did any checking, but accepted their propaganda whole hog.

    Nothing new in the world.


  • Joe February 28, 2019, 7:32 PM

    Jack, I am in total agreement regarding the Bush clan.

  • Casey Klahn March 1, 2019, 7:25 AM

    Abortion is only wrong in the world view of some religions. Otherwise, it is not much different than taking a kitten, placing it in a paper bag, and tossing it in the river.

    Me? I believe abortion is a sin. Sin, like in capitol “S” and this is in the eyes of God.

    Fill your hand. Quote: John Wayne.

    Civil War is coming, I’m afraid. I’ve been mentally trying to avoid it but brothers and sisters, the slope gets steeper the farther along it you travel.

  • Gordon Scott March 1, 2019, 7:45 AM

    Margaret Sanger would be weeping that her legacy has failed to eliminate that 13 percent.

  • ghostsniper March 1, 2019, 11:41 AM

    She underestimated the ability of people to procreate when the gov’t takes away the necessity to work, allowing time to lay around and…..

    The more they grind the bigger the gov’t check.
    Not a bad job if you can get it…..just sayin’.

  • Ten March 1, 2019, 4:53 PM

    “Of all those babies we destroyed, how many were Einsteins, how many were Mozarts?”

    -It’s a retarded question, and has no business being asked.

    It is actually the perfect question.

    Bullshit relativist assertion how good genius outnumbers bad genius snipped.

    The perfect question? God damn that’s obtuse. You actually built a variable argument for human life on some bizarre, intellectually-autistic, relative historical terms. By those demented lights the Holocaust is fine because humanity outlived it. Or any other heinous crime because here we still are.

    No wonder the right is so utterly screwed. The left is clinically insane and the fools on the right react by putting a gun to their own heads.

  • Gordon Scott March 2, 2019, 5:03 AM

    Yeah, Ghost, I know about that. I used to wonder how some folks can afford nails and beauty shop and taking the kids to the movies and spending $100, after tickets and concessions. Then I figured out that if you’re not paying rent, or for food, or for health care, and you have a phony baloney home health care aide job where you split the pay with your “client”, then it means you have plenty of cash for that kind of stuff.

    $68,000 is what you have to make to live the equivalent of welfare life, and the welfare queens have lots and lots of free time.

  • ghostsniper March 2, 2019, 1:36 PM

    Gordon, my understanding is that there are more people, now, being paid regular money from the gov’t, than not. If we were talking about a ship, wouldn’t that mean it was capsized?

    Recently I saw an EBT card for the first time. Was in a line in a store and the woman in front of me at the cash register was having a problem paying with her card. The cashier worked some buttons on her side and told the woman to run it again, and it failed again. So she paid with cash, but had to yank a couple items out of the till cause she didn’t have enough coin. She left and it was my turn and I made some inane comment and the cashier said that woman’s EBT card was drained 3 days after it was posted. I asked, “You can tell that from your terminal?”, and she said, “Yep.”

    So all this time I thought people were paying for stuff with a debit card but it could have been an EBT card. My ignorance. Last time I knowingly saw someone pay for stuff with food stamps it was small papers pulled from a booklet. Technology makes all of seem the same doesn’t it? Especially the fakers.

  • Snakepit Kansas March 3, 2019, 6:13 AM

    I believe that it is somewhat common that EBTers blow their wad the day the card gets recharged with your tax money. They load up a shopping cart with everything they can buy, plus some. Their math skills probably aren’t honed to precision so after the maximum card limit the cashier has to start taking stuff off until they are below the card threshold. By the time they hit the store with the recharged card there probably isn’t a damn thing to eat in the whole Gubmint subsidized apartment.

    This isn’t an inane theory of mine as I have read a prior article about this behavior as well as have seen it first hand at the local WalMartz.