Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tragic killing of 'wrong' twin

The ever-wonderful BBC reports that doctors in Australia gave a lethal injection to a healthy unborn child, which was meant for its twin. The twin who was believed to have a congenital heart condition, was subsequently killed via an emergency caesarian section.
(Victoria) State Premier Ted Baillieu: "I don't think it's appropriate for anybody to draw any conclusions other than this is a horrible tragedy."
I disagree. I think there are many more conclusions we could appropriately draw. One is that doctors should not be killing children in utero.

Another is that the rush to say we should draw no conclusions is an indication of the complete moral bankruptcy of the philosophy of those who think this is anything other than barbaric.

A third is that the mother, and all involved, need our prayers.

1 comment:

Frederick Oakeley said...

You are right. This case shows the abortionist creed for what it is. We are invited to grieve for the child murdered by mistake, whereas the body of the ill baby would have been incinerated without a backward glance. Pray for the twins, their mother and father and pray for the doctor too.