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Published On: Tue, Mar 22nd, 2016

Poland: Doctors left baby die after an hour of crying following botched abortion of baby with Down Syndrome

Doctors and medical staff at Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw, Poland, left a child to die after a botched abortion, according to local media reports detailing the horrific scene.

The baby was born on March 7, 2016 at 24 weeks, after an abortion failed. The child cried and screaming for an hour before dying, according to witnesses, as reported on Republika Television.

photo Kabilan Subramanian

photo Kabilan Subramanian

Medical personnel did not try to help the child in any way.

Hospital spokesperson Dorota Jasłowska-Niemyska explained that a patient at the end of the 23rd week of pregnancy came to the hospital, and her medical tests suggested that the baby had Down syndrome. The hospital claims that everything that happened thereafter was according to the law and medical procedures. The dignity of the patient and the dignity of the fetus were respected, she continued.

When asked by a reporter of Salve TV about the dignity of a child that had been born alive, Jasłowska-Niemyska said: “Those are details which I can’t talk about. It is confidential, and I am not allowed to comment on the details of this procedure.”

Abortion is illegal in Poland with the following exceptions:

  • The woman’s life or health is endangered, there are no legal limits as to the time when it can be performed
  • The pregnancy is a result of a criminal act, abortion is permitted until the 12th week
  • The baby has a severe and irreversible handicap or an incurable and life-threatening disease. In such situations, the procedure is legal until the baby is viable. However, viability is not precisely defined (Emphasis added due to relation to this story, The Dispatch)

Pro-life supporters are calling on the Warsaw prosecutor to charge the hospital with criminal conduct. One loud voice is a Catholic priest, Ryszard Halwa, from the anti-abortion group SOS Foundation to Save Unborn Children (Fundacja SOS Obrony Poczętego Życia).

According to Bartosz Lewandowski, a lawyer from Ordo Iuris Institute, medical personnel can face criminal charges for not helping a child whose life is in danger. Medical personnel could even be charged with homicide.

During an interview with Salve TV, he mentioned that the Polish Doctors Code of Ethics clearly states that an unborn child is a patient, and that doctors are obligated to help. It does not matter that the mother does not want the child to live. According to the Polish Criminal Code, the newborn baby was a “child” (article 148 section 1 Criminal Code) protected by legal norms, Lewandowski concluded.

In 2014, a Liverpool baby, Connie, made headlines when she was born at 24 weeks, weighing just under two pounds. The news and photos of a healthy Connie can be read/seen here.

Baby Connie, born in Liverpool at 24 weeks, weighing just under two pounds  photo courtesy of family via social media

Baby Connie, born in Liverpool at 24 weeks, weighing just under two pounds photo courtesy of family via social media

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news for Examiner, starting and writing for several different websites including the diverse blognews site Desk of Brian. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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  1. […] The abortion industry doesn’t want to admit that babies can survive abortion. They call it a myth and pretend it doesn’t happen — but it does. And what happens when babies do survive abortions is chilling. Too often, the babies are left to die, with no comfort or compassion, but alone and cold and in pain. This is exactly what just happened in Poland, where a baby with Down syndrome was the victim of a botched abortion, and was then left to die, crying for nearly an hour while doctors did nothing. […]

  2. […] week, The Global Dispatch reported that a hospital in Warsaw is being accused of allowing a viable, late-term baby to die […]

  3. […] allowing a viable, late-term baby to die without care after the child survived a failed abortion, according to The Global Dispatch. […]

  4. […] week, The Global Dispatch reported that a hospital in Warsaw is being accused of allowing a viable, late-term baby to die […]

  5. Shameful,barbaric evil!

  6. […] A Polish hospital is being accused of allowing a viable, late-term baby to die without care after the child survived a failed abortion, according to The Global Dispatch. […]

  7. […] A Polish hospital is being accused of allowing a viable, late-term baby to die without care after the child survived a failed abortion, according to The Global Dispatch. […]

  8. […] The abortion industry doesn’t want to admit that babies can survive abortion. They call it a myth and pretend it doesn’t happen — but it does. And what happens when babies do survive abortions is chilling. Too often, the babies are left to die, with no comfort or compassion, but alone and cold and in pain. This is exactly what just happened in Poland, where a baby with Down syndrome was the victim of a botched abortion, and was then left to die, crying for nearly an hour while doctors did nothing. […]

    • Fran Russell says:

      What is wrong with these people…. They aren’t GOD…
      They have no mercy.. Polish Dr.’s and staff must not have the education or taken the Oath…. May they rot in HELL.

  9. […] A Polish hospital is being accused of allowing a viable, late-term baby to die without care after the child survived a failed abortion, according to The Global Dispatch. […]

  10. […] ignored by hospital staff for one hour because medical tests indicated it had Down Syndrome, the Global Dispatch reported Tuesday. The baby, which had been developing for 24 weeks, was allegedly crying until its […]

  11. […] A Polish hospital is being accused of allowing a viable, late-term baby to die without care after the child survived a failed abortion, according to The Global Dispatch. […]

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