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Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot
Mail online ^ | February 3, 2013 | Becky Evans

Posted on 02/03/2013 12:00:10 PM PST by Kaslin

Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK.

New research suggests that dozens of abortions are carried out but the reasons are not being officially recorded.

Health bosses have admitted there may be 'discrepancies' in their records after European monitoring group Eurocat found the number of abortions for minor abnormalities could be up to three times as high as official statistics show.

According to Eurocat, 157 foetuses were aborted in England and Wales between 2006 and 2010 for cleft lip and palate.

However, the Sunday Times reported that just 14 of those were recorded as such by the Department of Health.

A total of 205 foetuses with club foot were also aborted in the same period.

Both of these abnormalities can be corrected after birth.

A DoH spokeswoman said: 'We are aware that there is a potential discrepancy in figures and are looking into this in further detail.'

Obstetrician Stuart Campbell told The Sunday Times the number of abortions for treatable conditions was 'horrific'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abortion; england; eugenics; europeanunion; unitedkingdom; wales

1 posted on 02/03/2013 12:00:18 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Millions of healthy babies have been murdered in the womb.
2 posted on 02/03/2013 12:02:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin

The Nazis won.


3 posted on 02/03/2013 12:17:40 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Kaslin

“Inconvenient” is sufficient in the USA. Just ask Obama.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 12:19:28 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin
My daughter was born with a reverse club foot. The Lady who headed the local March of Dimes effort, Flo McQuaig, found out about it when Mary was only a few months old. We hadn't even thought about March of Dimes until Flo showed up.

For the next year we made weekly trips to the Hillis Medical Center in Gainesville where Doctor Homer Paschal would straighten the foot a tiny bit and put on a plaster cast.

Every Thursday evening I would remove the old cast to get ready for the Friday morning trip to Gainesville.

Mary wasn't even very late learning to walk and run, the foot was ready to go pretty much on time.

We had various family members ready to make the weekly trip, if I couldn't get off from work someone else always could.

The foot ended up near perfect, good enough to get Mary through Army basic training with colors flying.

5 posted on 02/03/2013 12:22:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Kaslin

I am adamantly opposed to abortion-—but I can tell you from my nursing experience that neither cleft palate or clubbed foot is a minor thing.

Both take years of surgery to correct, which is very hard on the child—and the outcome of the surgery is not always perfect.


6 posted on 02/03/2013 12:25:33 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: BenLurkin

There not even counting the female babies being aborted for being female.
Welcome to the world of abortion on demand for any reason. Hope it doesn’t claim any of your grand kids.


7 posted on 02/03/2013 12:28:54 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: vladimir998

“The Nazis won.”

Absolutely; we are making our master race...


8 posted on 02/03/2013 12:44:58 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin

This is further proof that abortion is really all about Eugenics as some pro abortion advocates admit up front.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 12:47:02 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: basil

I think that by minor, the author meant not life threatening.


10 posted on 02/03/2013 12:49:12 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: kearnyirish2

I think the most despicable piece of propaganda disseminated by the Obama campaign was the advertisement with the mentally-challenged girl stating “I’m one of the 47%.”

I believe a conservative group countered the advertisement by pointing out she was actually one of the 10 percent, since 90 percent of unborn babies diagnosed with mental retardation are aborted.

How disgusting that a President who voted against an Infant Born Alive Act would exploit a mentally challenged girl, whose is lucky to be alive given the views of the Left on abortion.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 12:59:21 PM PST by HawkHogan
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To: Kaslin

Millions of abortions to perfect babies.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 1:00:35 PM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (Invictus Maneo !!)
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To: Kaslin

One of those club footed children might have cured cancer or invented a revolutionary power source. I’m sure Stephen Hawking would have looked perfectly fine in an ultrasound (had they existed then). He looked fine at birth. But by age 21 he began to suffer from motor neuron disease as a result of ALS. He has been nearly immoble in a wheelchair for decades, but has expanded our knowledge and thought on the universe more than anyone since Einstein. If his mother’s MD could have told her what would happen to him before birth...would she have aborted him? Looking at these stats I would say today many “mothers” would do just that.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 1:04:40 PM PST by montag813
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To: HawkHogan

You’re right; that is despicable. I put nothing past the left at this point.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 1:08:33 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: basil
Minor meaning no threat to life or seriously debilitating disease.

These babies are fully conscious, fully aware, able-to-make-choices in life people.

That they would be killed because of a physical deformity is tragic.

The message is: if you are less than pleasant to look at, you are worthless.

15 posted on 02/03/2013 1:11:38 PM PST by what's up
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good story about why babies should be born. A nephew in-law had a baby 11 years ago and it was born with a cleft palate. I remember the look of fear on his face as he tried to digest something was wrong with his new daughter. Today, the girl looks absolutely normal and is going to be a knockout. She’s also so bright it’s a bit of work to maintain the adult role when having a conversation.


16 posted on 02/03/2013 1:15:09 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Kaslin
Dominic Pio Gundrum, Baby Born With Encephalocele And Tessier Facial Cleft, Recovering From Craniofacial Surgery

Here is a story about a family that walks the walk. Read more at the link.

Little Dominic just came home after many surgeries in Boston.

17 posted on 02/03/2013 1:15:19 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Kaslin

Dominic’s father formerly was an Assemblyman in Wisconsin who resigned to do a couple of tours of duty in Iraq. When he returned he ran for Judge and was elected. They have 8 children. Dominic Pio is their youngest. I met him at a Pro-Life Coalition dinner for President Bush in 2004.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 1:20:46 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: trebb
At that time, 1968, there were still a lot of doctors not up to speed. We talked to one who wanted to wait 5 years then start a round of surgery and bone breaking. Mary would have suffered for 5 or 6 years of that.

I remember digging a lot of baby poop out of the top of those casts with Q tips, LOL.

My mother in law got upset when she found out I was using the wire cutters from my toolbox to split the old casts. I asked her how she would do it and she couldn't come up with an answer. It was probably the only time in her life she was speechless!

19 posted on 02/03/2013 1:38:44 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: basil
You are wrong, you are painting with too broad a brush.

Some may take "years of surgery" but by no means all.

20 posted on 02/03/2013 1:41:57 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I was born with a club foot in 1960 - still have one of the casts they used - about the size of my thumb. I was just telling my mom how I remember her doing my foot exercizes to me every night when I was a toddler. (She would hold my foot and push it in and hold it, release, do it again and again and again.) And how patient she was and how she kept at it night after night.

In my Junior year of High School I took 10th in State in skiing - both my mom and dad were in tears. They said when I was born they, or the doctors, did not know if I would even be able to walk properly.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 1:55:07 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

And because of that, they should be aborted?


22 posted on 02/03/2013 1:55:34 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is a sweet very positive Life story (thank you); and wow, does this baby boy have a powerful name or what? And, hey, are those footballs on DP’s suit? Your first Super Bowl Dominic! (Our first son’s first Super Bowl was in 1986... da Bears...) :)


23 posted on 02/03/2013 2:00:08 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: basil
I didn't say that, not even close!

Have you read any of my other posts on this thread?

24 posted on 02/03/2013 2:18:05 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

No—you didn’t say that—that was the subject of the article we are discussing.


25 posted on 02/03/2013 2:30:28 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

No—you didn’t say that—that was the subject of the article we are discussing.


26 posted on 02/03/2013 2:30:28 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: basil

Read post # 5.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 2:41:36 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I read it—and all of them. The only thing I took issue was the premise that either club foot or cleft palate was a “minor” condition.

I’m not arguing with you, Swampsniper—I don’t know how we got crossed up.

You are one of my favorite freepers.

Mari


28 posted on 02/03/2013 3:07:11 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: basil

It depends on the type of clubbed foot. In the case of tendons pulling the foot inward, where the baby was essentially forced to sitting indian style in the womb and then had the feet pushed upward, casting for months may work. For cases where the bones themselves formed at an angle, yes, surgery is necessary.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 5:10:02 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Kaslin
Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK.

If you go to China and walk the streets, you will not see one mentally-retarded person. You will see no one in wheel-chairs, you will see no extremely short, nor will you see any deformed people. Given the "one-child" policy, as well as famine as recently as 50 years ago, anyone with suspected birth-defects was considered a "useless eater." Not only were they all aborted, they were killed after birth as well.

30 posted on 02/04/2013 5:25:30 AM PST by PGR88
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31 posted on 02/05/2013 7:45:44 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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