Congratulations to the mother for her sort-of conversion experience.
“Another scan a week later confirmed the baby also had kidney problems, but doctors told the couple the baby was likely to survive, so they decided he deserved another chance at life.”
In other words, “the problems aren’t *quite* as bad as we thought, so we won’t kill him.” I have never understood the whole, “My baby is going to die, so I will abort him” mentality. It’s all about saving the *parents* pain.
“Women that have early terminations in weeks six, seven and eight, many times the pregnancy is so small that doctors miss removing the baby,” Alvarez said. “The danger is that the failed attempt can damage the baby. That is why these patients who get early terminations need follow-ups.”
This is so disgustingly callous, I can’t even comment.
But one other interesting point in this article. The quote above comes from “Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor for FOXNews.com”
This coming from the network that refuses to acknowledge the problem of homosexuality in the priesthood; that has a pro-contraception Legionaire of Christ on its payroll; and that has dissident Catholics like Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly as its stars.
I’ve always felt that FOX News’s reputation for conservatism was highly undeserved. A great case in point was the coverage of John Paul II’s death. They had on several great Catholic commentators.
Janet Smith was on. The blonde anchoress stared by asking Dr. Smith her opinion on women’s ordination. As soon as she started giving the orthodox response, the anchor-babe started shouting her down, finally saying, “That’s all the time we have for this segment.”
There were several other very good Catholic commentators — a guy from the Cardinal Newman Society, and a few other folks I recognized from EWTN. Each one was on for a few minutes, said something fairly orthodox, was cut off, and “we’re out of time,” and that’s that.
Then, they had Fr. Drew Christiansen, SJ, of America Magazine (soon to become its editor when, as one of his first actions as Pope, Benedict XVI ordered Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, to resign). Christieansen went on for well over an hour with all this liberal, progressivist tripe.