Skip to comments.Late-term abortion survivor Tim Guido has died at age 21
Posted on 08/11/2019 7:37:10 PM PDT by Morgana
The Oldenburg Baby. Thats what the German media dubbed Tim Guido when he was accidentally born alive on July 6, 1997, at the Städtische Frauenklinik hospital in Oldenburg, Germany, after a failed abortion.
Diagnosed with Down syndrome, Tims biological parents decided to abort him during the 25th week of pregnancy. According to Youth Defence, he was considered to be so premature that doctors didnt think he would ever survive labor, so it is likely the abortionist never injected him with the potassium chloride that would have killed him before labor was induced. But Tim didnt die. He was born alive breathing and moving. Yet no one helped him not at first.
For nine hours Tim was left on his own, simply wrapped in a towel, until one of the nurses finally found the compassion to help him, and her actions convinced the doctors to do the same. While Tim would survive, those hours without medical care left him with disabilities. His eyes, brain, and lungs had suffered damage, and during the first years of his life, he would undergo multiple surgeries. Later he would be diagnosed with autism.
His birth parents still refused to care for him, but Bernhard and Simone Guido, foster parents who had planned to adopt a healthy baby girl, took one look at Tim and knew he was meant to be their son. We immediately thought: he belongs to us, Simone told the Irish Times.
Doctors didnt think Tim would live more than two years because of the complications with his health. But he proved them wrong. With the love and support of his adoptive parents, Tim received all of the therapy and treatments he needed, including time spent participating in dolphin therapy, which helped him to take great steps in his motor and communication skills. After dolphin therapy, he was able to attend a specialized school.
Tims parents were forever changed by the joy that Tim brought to their lives, and they fostered two more children with Down syndrome. Tim and his siblings were raised with love.
In January, Tim suddenly died at the age of 21 after developing a lung infection. His parents said he spent his last Christmas and New Years happy with his family. We are very sad and dont yet know how we should come to terms with the loss of our son who was unique, full of life, and spread joy, his parents said in a statement. Of course, were thinking a lot about Tims life now and have saved a lot of very nice memories for us.
Tims biological parents sued the hospital in 1998 for failing to kill their son, stating that they had not been informed that he had a chance of surviving. The abortionist was supposed to be charged with battery, but no charges were ever actually pressed and the investigation was closed. In 2003, he was fined 13,000 for failing to care for Tim when he was born alive. According to Youth Defence, Professor Dietrich Berg, President of the German Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, estimates that each year, about 100 children survive abortions in Germany.
As a result of their experience raising Tim and the circumstances of his birth, Tims parents began campaigning against late-term abortion in Germany, and the use of prenatal testing in order to push abortions.
Abortion at 25 weeks involves injecting the preborn child in the heart or the head with a toxin, usually digoxin or potassium chloride, meant to kill him. Then labor is induced three days later, and the mother delivers a dead baby. Children at this age are capable of surviving, as proven by Tim back in 1997. Today, the chances of survival are even greater.
While abortion supporters claim that abortion is necessary after viability in cases of the health of the mother, this is untrue. In reality, it is safer to perform an emergency c-section that takes minutes, versus an abortion that takes days, especially if the womens health and life are in danger. The only reason abortion exists after viability is for elective reasons including aborting a child for not being healthy enough for the parents. Its discrimination and eugenics, and its exactly what the founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger envisioned: a world in which we can kill those deemed unworthy of life by others.
Tim, however, proved that all lives are worth living, no matter how different they may be.
May God continue to protect and give bountiful blessings to the Guido Family.
Neither did we. It is said that we have aborted 60 million since abortion was legalized in our country.
Not just Germany, but most of the Western world including the United states
Abortion is the saddest thing on earth.
So. They stop death penalty punishment because the convicted heinous criminals might feel a tiny bit of pain on their way out of life?
But its ok to give poisons to an innocent disabled (or not) unborn baby which might not kill the poor child but maim him and hurt his quality of life?
Though some people think abortion must remain legal because of “unwanted pregnancies”, the truth is that though a pregnancy may be unwanted, there are no unwanted children. Adoption waiting lists are years long. There are millions of families who would joyfully welcome these children - even the disabled ones. God bless these wonderful people!
Tims biological parents sued the hospital in 1998 for failing to kill their son,”
Just wow. What a fallen world. There is no help for us, save One. Wow.
Brother, you and I had the same reaction. That line just hits HARD.
Don’t think you can be any more spiritually deader than that. Hopefully, she didn’t have another opportunity latter on.
These are the strangest times we live in. There is this huge debate about the Hispanic ‘explosion’ taking place in this country and how the number of people sneaking across the boarder is the cause. And it probably is a big part of it.
But what about the number of our own citizens murdered through abortion and the fact that white people, mainly white women, have just decided not to have kids any more? If white people were having kids at the same rate as they did in the 1950s, this discussion probably wouldn't be happening.
And Europe is even worse (although I suspect we will catch up.) In many countries the white birth rate is BELOW the replacement rate (ie births are fewer than deaths). That won't end well.
Tom has received his “official” Angel’s Wings.
God bless you young man, and the Guidos that raised and loved you for what your truly are...one of God’s children.
Abortion is a sin, and many expose their souls to eternal damnation.
Isn’t it amazing how much love that Tim brought to his life?
You can say that again at Judgment Day.
He will! My mother in law is a foster parent to one with Downs syndrome. She became her foster parent when she was 5 or 6 even though she had 6 kids of her own. The odd thing to me is that she tried to adopt the girl but the parents never would allow it. The ‘child’ is now about 50 years old, of course wasn’t supposed to live that long. The birth parents have never visited, gave a penny, or said thanks.
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