CALGARY, May 18 ( – The media storm around the late-term genetic abortions performed at the Calgary Foothills Hospital seems to have come to an end, but the controversy may soon be revived. Nurses at Calgary Foothills hospital revealed to Alberta Report magazine that babies are sometimes born alive at the hospital through induced labour, then are deprived of hydration,  nutrition and medical attention until their deaths.  Stories are beginning to surface of parents who were offered genetic terminations only to give birth to healthy babies after deciding not to let the medics kill their babies.

Yesterday’s Alberta Report published the story of three families who were offered abortions for genetic reasons and turned down the offer. According to the magazine, the Friesen family in Calgary “had scheduled an abortion after being told their unborn child carried the mutated X chromosome associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.” The parents changed their minds about the abortion after the abortuary was failed to kill the child on the designated day. The mother gave birth to healthy baby boy.

Another family in similar circumstances now has a healthy six-month old. A third child identified by doctors as a candidate for ‘genetic termination,’ although suffering digestive problems and hearing loss, is described by his father as “just about the happiest little guy you could find.”

Dr. Ian Lange, the regional clinical department head of obstetrics and gynecology for the CRHA,  appears to be engaged in an increasingly desperate attempt to justify his institution’s commitment to infanticide. He claimed that the only reason why these late term abortions are performed is due to lethal genetic problems detected in prenatal diagnosis. Will Johnston of Canadian Physicians for Life in B.C. told Alberta Report that genetic tests are frequently inaccurate.

(with files from Pro-Life E-News)