By now, you’ve probably heard this story from Italy. A few friends sent the link to me, and though not surprising, it’s still shocking and tragic. Abortion deserves the description “tragic” and this story is another reason why. When a 22 week old baby (the article did not tell us the baby’s gender though it would be obvious at 22 weeks) survives an abortion attempt and breathes on his/her own for about 20 hours with his/her umbilical cord still attached we should be freshly devastated and horrified at our tremendous arrogance in using words like “viability” to decide when a baby will live and die. This little child defies our arrogance.
I’m angered by this and I hope you are too. I hope that you will channel your anger into radical, compassionate, loving, self-sacrificing (no suicide bombs please), pro-life, Christ-like, good deeds. I wish I could hold this little child and comfort it… don’t you? I hope someone did in his/her final moments.