(LifeSiteNews) – A baby born alive into a toilet was left untreated by first responders, who put the living child into a biohazard bag.
Now the emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have had their licenses suspended following an investigation conducted by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) into the August 1 incident.
According to the published report, Shawn Hoyle and Jarrod Martin responded to a 911 call from a woman who had gone into premature labor. The mother was found in the bathroom when the EMTs arrived, having already delivered her child, who was in the toilet.
Hoyle and Martin cut the umbilical cord and moved the mother to another room, leaving the baby, who had been born at 24 or 25 weeks gestation, in the toilet, fighting for his life. The report stated that Martin later “removed Patient I from the toilet and determined Patient I did not have a brachial pulse present and also determined there was no movement of Patient I’s limbs after tapping the feet.”
Martin proceeded to put his patient in a biohazard bag instead of attempting to revive him.
1.6 million Walmart employees will soon be pressured into supporting and seeking abortions thanks to Walmart’s new initiative pouring financial incentives into abortion-specific travel.
According to CNBC, Walmart employees “and their family members who are insured through Walmart” will have abortion travel costs covered “if they cannot access a legal abortion within 100 miles of their location.”
This is horrifying news, because this means that low-income workers will have virtually no excuse to refuse Walmart’s new abortion-related accommodations.
Walmart expands abortion coverage for its employees in the wake of Roe v Wade decision https://t.co/dtheFTcf07— CNBC (@CNBC) August 19, 2022
Notice that Walmart is also making abortion virtually inescapable, funding abortion-travel when it's not accessible within a 100-mile radius. As a result, every female employee will be forced to at least consider seeking an abortion.
Walmart's expanding abortion coverage also includes any instance "when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.” This seems limited, but it’s actually an expansion of abortion coverage that is the beginning of a very dangerous slippery slope.
This is because the same CNBC report notes that Walmart “previously offered more limited abortion coverage.”
Expansions are continuing in stages, with Walmart targeting their most vulnerable employees who find themselves in life’s darkest, most difficult moments.
Walmart is going to cover abortion care for 1.6 million employees🔥— Ariana Afshar (she/her) (@progressivebrat) August 19, 2022
There is no private company who currently employs more Americans in the nation than Walmart, and whose abortion coverage will impact more people.
But this means that the American voice is represented in every Walmart store, proving that now is our chance to make that voice heard.
Will you help our fellow Americans raise their voice against pro-abortion Walmart, and push back againast Walmart's war on the pro-life movement?
We cannot miss this moment. With Roe v. Wade officially struck down, it’s now up to us to change the pro-life culture at the state level — but also at the private level.
We cannot have a pro-life culture if private companies are still actively funding abortion!
Stand with America’s employees who are fighting for life at America’s biggest employer: “We the consumers are demanding accountability from you. Stop Walmart's abortion expansion now.”
Upon arriving at the hospital, the baby was left in the ambulance and retrieved only when a doctor asked about the child whose delivery had brought the mother in for medical aid. Members of the hospital’s emergency department agreed that the baby “demonstrated a palpable pulse” and “attempted resuscitation.” The baby died shortly afterwards.
The RIDOH investigation found that the EMTs “care failed to comply with several Rhode Island Statewide EMS Protocols,” the most fundamental being “routine patient care,” which is simply the expectation to “treat life-threatening conditions in the order in which they are identified” and “manage … per age-appropriate protocol(s).”
Additionally, Hoyle and Martin did not practice “neonatal resuscitation.” This treatment is necessary as soon as emergency responders identify a “newly born infant meeting any of the following criteria: less than term gestation, not crying/breathing, and poor muscle tone.”
The report concluded that the EMTs’ response “violated the following sections of the EMS [Emergency Medical Services] Rules,” which “prohibits gross negligence in providing medical care,” “prohibits unprofessional conduct related to current standards of EMS practice,” and “prohibits the violation of federal or state law.”
The report’s emphasis on the humanity of the “newborn infant” and his status as the primary patient is in direct contrast to the actions of the EMTs.
LifeNews, which reported the story, has referenced several studies on the increased viability of premature babies.
The most premature baby ever to survive was born at 21 weeks and one day.