As Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, other, unplanned births are making news in the pro-life community.
Statistics compiled by Denmark’s second largest maternity clinic suggest that there are 60 percent more late term, live birth abortions than originally thought.
Conventional wisdom had it that the the fetus showed at least some sign of life in 10 percent of late term abortions — those performed between 12 and 22 weeks of gestation. This in and of itself is an alarmingly high percentage.
However, as reported by PolitikenDK, new studies “at the Aarhus University Hospital Skejby show that out of 70 late terminations between August 2011 and November 2012, 11 – or 16 per cent – showed signs of life.”
These statistics come on the heels of a recently uncovered Canadian report http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/491-babies-born-alive-after-failed-abortions-left-to-die-in-canada-statscan indicating that between 2000 and 2009, botched abortions resulted in 491 live births. The babies in these instances lived from a few minutes to an entire eight-hour shift.
“The federal government needs to do whatever it can to investigate this data,” Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer for Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews. “It’s bad enough that babies are being killed in the womb, but now we learn that even those protected under Canadian law are apparently being left to die.”
As it turns out, abortion can be just as unhealthy for the mother. According to the Center for Disease Control, 12 women died in 2008 during botched, legal abortions, double that of the previous year. This was the last year the CDC compiled this data.
Given all the childless couples seeking to adopt a child they can call their own, carrying an unwanted baby to term would seem to be the better option.
In recognition of this, Heroic Media, an Austin, Texas based pro-life organization, released the following video called ‘The Adoption Option’ in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, celebrated in November of each year.