Catholic World News News Feature
Italian baby succumbs after surviving abortion March 08, 2007
A baby who survived an abortion in an Italian hospital died on Wednesday night, March 8, unable to overcome cardiac weakness and a brain hemorrhage after being born severely premature.
The baby boy was born in a hospital in Careggi, Italy, weighing only 17 ounces after 22 weeks of gestation. He had survived an abortion that doctors performed after concluding-- inaccurately-- that he would be severely deformed.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano commented on the boy’s case: “A life has been thrown away, caught up in the system of a horrible culture which not only rejects diversity and disability, but even the slightest possibility of having to face a painful course even though it could end in happiness.”