April 28, 2011
Court Declares That Abortions Bring Guilt, Regret
Though most pro-aborts refuse to admit it, many women who have aborted their unborn children live with regret and guilt afterwards. Because of this fact, there are a number of post-abortion support groups for women, such as Operation Outcry (www.operationoutcry.org). While the Supreme Court has declared that abortion can cause “severe depression and loss of self-esteem,” the Court also said there is no reliable data on the size of the problem at this time. So Operation Outcry, The Justice Foundation’s project to annul Roe v. Wade, has already collected over 4,400 testimonies from women who had abortions and now go public about their regrets.
Another group, Abortion Recovery InterNational, has designated April as Abortion Recovery Awareness Month. Its President and Founding Partner, Stacy Massey, having recovered herself from an abortion, believes, “One abortion, through a ripple effect, may touch the hearts of 40-50 people in a lifetime.” Among prominent public officials who have endorsed Abortion Recovery Awareness Month are Governors Rick Perry of Texas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota. (www.abortionrecoveryinternational.org)
Last November, a young German mother was admitted to the hospital to try and stop the onset of her early labor. The doctors were able only to delay the birth by five days, and at only 21 weeks and five days gestation, the tiny infant girl weighed just 460 grams. Rushed into an incubator and receiving intensive care, baby Frieda was not expected to survive, as the conventional medical view is that babies born before the 22nd week of pregnancy will not live.
But last week, baby Frieda, having spent more than four months in an incubator, weighed in at 3,500 grams (7 pounds, 11 ounces) and her parents were able to take her to their home in Fulda, near Frankfurt. The child, whose life was “hanging by a thread” according to doctors, beat the odds and there is “no indication”
that she won’t be healthy.
Baby Frieda is the youngest European surviving premature baby. In 1987, another premature infant, a little boy born in Ottawa, Canada at the same stage of pregnancy — 21 weeks and five days — also survived. There also are reports of some babies, though less premature, who were born physically smaller than Frieda and have survived.
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