CINCINNATI, Apr 23 ( – A baby, having lived in its mother’s womb for 22-weeks was born alive after an abortion attempt but survived for only three hours afterwards, probably due to lack of medical attention. Nurses at the Women’s Med Center in Dayton, Ohio, where the baby was born on April 6, comforted the dying newborn and named her Baby Hope, but did not provide her with medical care.

Connie Boyles, a nurse who held the baby told the press, “Staff who cared for her on the night of her birth have experienced a myriad of emotions from sadness and grief, to peace – peace that she was comforted, held close and even sang to until she took her last breath,” “This emotional trauma inflicted on our department is deeper and will last longer than the physical frailties that we deal with on a daily basis,” she said.

Gene Rudd, MD, an obstetrician and associate director of the Christian Medical & Dental Society said the event could mark a grievous turning point in American society. “Babies at this same age – 22 weeks – can and have survived outside the womb,” said Rudd. “The difference that apparently led doctors to let ‘Baby Hope’ die is that she was the product of a failed partial-birth abortion.”


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