Here are the most recent news articles regarding incidences of surviving abortions and the ramifications for survivors, their families and the abortionists who were unsuccessful in ending their lives.
Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion:
Baby Survives Failed Chemical Abortion, Doctors Said He Wouldn’t Live:
1,270 Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions in the U.S.:
Woodlan’s Warrior: The Nik Hoot Story: Nik was adopted from Russia after surviving a failed abortion and excels in wrestling in his home in Indiana, as this article discusses:
Failed abortions recorded at a clinic and this article includes an interview with one of the women who this involves (and her now 3 year old son!):
491 Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions Left To Die In Canada (Statscan):
Spanish Dr. Must Pay Child Support After Botched Abortion:
Three Far Less Fortunate October Babies:
Excerpt from the article: Nobody rescued them; there was no adoption and no going home.
More Born Alive Babies and Their Fates:
Note: These are terribly difficult to read about. I do not recommend reading if you have experienced abortion trauma and have not found healing, nor do I recommend for young people.
Four More Real Life October Babies:
Excerpt from the article: Not all of these children were as fortunate as the fictitious Hannah or the real-life Gianna Jessen.
Today’s “October Baby”-Rowan:
Excerpt from the article: Rowan was not as fortunate as the fictious Hannah, or the real-life Gianna Jessen and Ana Rosa Rodriguez. Clinic workers ignored his mother’s pleas for help for her baby.
Fact Checking the Salon Writer (October Baby and the likelihood of being an abortion survivor): http://realchoice.blogspot.com/2012/04/fact-checking-salon-writer.html
Excerpt from the article; Now what are the odds of surviving a late abortion: According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, of the roughly 1.2 million abortions annually in the U.S., about 1.5%, or 18,000, are done after 20 weeks. Using the lower CDC estimate of 400 survivors a year, this means that if you are in utero, and your mother undergoes a late abortion, you have a 1/45 chance of surviving.
Could 14 babies be alive today? The Health Department is investigating the cases of 14 babies left to die after surviving abortion attempts:
British Boy Survived Three Failed Abortion Attempts, Now Two Years-Old:
Baby Boy Survives Abortion, Lived for Two Days After Doctors Left Him to Die:
Heroic Abortion Survivor Dies at Age 5:
Record Breaking Court Award for Abortion Survivor (Ximena Roberts):
Judge: Abortionist Must Pay $36M to Botched Abortion Survivor
Excerpt from the article: Pendergraft found himself in an Orange County courthouse facing a lawsuit from the daughter of Carol Howard, who wants a lifetime of medical care after she was born alive after a botched abortion began. The plaintiff is a 10-year-old girl with massive birth defects who survived the abortion. The plaintiff’s mother, Carol Howard, paid $1300 to have an abortion in November 2001 when she was 22 weeks pregnant.
Why not ask the people who REALLY know abortion from experience? (gives information on how 44,000 survivors has been estimated on only information provided)
Failed Abortion (Research statistics on number of abortions that fail per year):
66 babies in a year left to die after NHS abortions that go wrong
On a related note:
How Babies Were Left to Die-Testimony of Jill Stanek:
Siblings of People Dying in Abortions Suffer Depression
Most people wonder, “Are There Protections for Abortion Survivors?
In the U.S., President George W. Bush signed into law the Born Alive Infants Protection Act on August 5, 2002. However, there are still accounts that survivors are being medically neglected or killed in the U.S.
For example, see the report of the Grand Jury in the Kermit Gosnell case, dated January 2011, regarding multiple counts of infanticide after failed abortions.
The movie, 22 Weeks, tells true story of a baby who was aborted and born alive in a Florida abortion clinic in 2005. Workers refused to give the baby help or allow EMT’s into the building.
Visit www.22weeksthemovie.com for more information on the film.