The Story: “Late-Term Abortionist a Invites Mother to Hold Aborted Baby” by Dr. Susan Berry writing at Breitbart.com.
The Lead: “But with a fetal indications patient—if she refers to it as her baby, I’ll refer to it as her baby. If she’s named the baby, I’ll use the baby’s name too. I would say that most of these patients do decide to see and hold their baby, although many of them have a hard time dealing with the idea at first. We’ll take remembrance photographs, we’ll give them a teddy bear, the footprints. I mean, imagine being six months pregnant and finding out your baby’s missing half its brain, and you’ve got this nursery you’ve painted at home, you’re so ready—I don’t want them to go home from the procedure with absolutely nothing to remember and honor the baby, and its birth.”
Why it Matters: Even the abortion industry cannot always escape reality, even if their reality is defined by a situational ethic. Abortion is the taking of a life, what else would be left to be remembered? What we have here is infant euthanasia. What we ought to encourage – for baby’s with fatal anomalies – is parinatal hospice, an opportunity to birth the baby, provide it palliative care, enjoy the life it has been given, and mourn its natural passing. Let us not be eager to speed the effects of the Curse.
You, too, can help support the ministry of CBMW. We are a non-profit organization that is fully-funded by individual gifts and ministry partnerships. Your contribution will go directly toward the production of more gospel-centered, church-equipping resources.