Baby Jayden was born halfway through pregnancy at 21 weeks and 5 days old. Despite the doctors’ declaration that the child would be born dead with his skin peeling off, young Jayden was instead born alive, healthy – albeit extremely premature. Devestatingly for Jayden and his parents, UK law states that babies under 22 weeks are “unviable” and therefore not eligible to receive assistance if born alive. After two hours of life, and refused basic medical assistance, baby Jayden passed away. His heart-broken mother Sarah shares her story here.
Sarah has set up a Facebook group, Justice for Baby Jayden which has over 260,000 members calling for a change to the barbaric law that allowed this attrocity to take place.
The Daily Mail reports,
“When he was born, he put out his arms and legs and pushed himself over,” said Miss Capewell.
“A midwife said he was breathing and had a strong heartbeat and described him as a ‘little fighter.'”
“I kept asking for the doctors but the midwife said, ‘They won’t come and help, sweetie. Make the best of the time you have with him.’
Are you disgusted? I am. This tragic case is ultimately no worse than the 46,000,000 other abortions which will be committed place this year. However what makes this case really stand out is that the (a) the law is terrible, and (b) the doctors were so heartless as to stand by and refuse to attempt to help the young child. Sarah makes mention of one little girl, Amillia Taylor who is perfectly healthy after being born in Florida in 2006 at 21 weeks and six days – just one day older than her poor son
I acknowledge the value in debating the morality or necessity for legalised abortion. However it is absolutely crucial that all those taking part in the debate have an objective understanding of what it is that we are talking about. Was baby Jayden to have been killed within his mother’s womb, advocates for legalised abortion would not have batted an eye-lid. However when his environment changes (he is placed outside the womb), suddenly the story that he was killed by being refused essential medical attention becomes an international story. In the video below, Scott Klusendorf explains the SLED theory – well worth a watch.
hat-tip: Jill Stanek