"In a 1979 decision in the case of Colautti v. Franklin, the
supreme Court ruled that the exact moment of viability for an infant cannot be
determined by law, but must be left to the judgement of the attending
physician. Therefore, it is certainly possible for a woman to be in one of
the hospital's operating rooms for an abortion of her 24-week-old fetus, while
in the next room, doctors are striving to sustain the life of an infant born
prematurely at 24 weeks gestation."
-Frank P. Manginello, M. D. Your Premature Baby
This quote never fails to sicken me. It comes from a book that I was given when my 23w6d baby girl was in the NICU. The nurses provide all the preemie parents with a copy. It is a well-written, invaluable resource as you take on challenge after challenge... sickness, breathing problems, apnea, the list goes on and on...
But that line stuck with me.
The idea that these children (for they are no less) could tossed away like so much garbage is appalling. If you haven't already, I challenge you to research your state's individual abortion laws. You may be opposed to abortion altogether (as I, admittedly, am and always have been...), but even if you're not, I urge you to challenge the idea of 2nd term (and beyond!) terminations.
**That's my baby girl at one week old in the photo above! And me, in my absolute delight to hold her in my hands for the very first time...**