It has been revealed that since July 1999, 27 babies were born alive in Western Australia after surviving an abortion procedure – these babies were then left to die. 

What would happen to any premature child born in a hospital in WA? Obviously medical treatment and care would be given to the child, and doctors and nurses would use their best endeavours to try to keep that baby alive.

So isn’t that what you would expect of a baby, who by some miracle, had survived an abortion? Apparently the answer is no. These babies are simply left to die. What position are we putting our doctors and nurses in when they are told to look into the eyes of a living, breathing baby, turn their back, walk away, and leave him or her to die.

At what point does a baby become a person? When does it formally attract legal personhood? Well, pro-choicers would tell us that happens when a baby is outside the womb. Well here are 27 babies outside the womb, that were never given their legal status as West Australians.

So, what does it come down to? Consent of the mother? So if a mother had given birth and decided 2 days later she no longer wanted the baby and approached King Edward’s memorial hospital and asked that the baby be killed, would her request be honoured? Obviously not.

This cannot continue to happen unnoticed. Can you be a voice for one of these 27 lives and sign the attached petition to support a parliamentary inquiry?

A human being, is either a person or not, no one gets to decide. They either exist or they don’t. A baby is a human being. Their existence as a member of the him-sapiens is where their human dignity and personhood is derived from. Whether they are “wanted” is irrelevant, but they are always wanted by their heavenly Father.

 “Can a woman forget her nursing child,

    that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
    yet I will not forget you -

Isaiah 49:15-16