From Publius' Forum, here's Warner Todd Huston's compelling commentary on the cruel death of a stranded abortion survivor in Italy.
Recently a baby in Italy was put through horror for his two short days of life in an incident that puts paid to the hypocrisy of those that think that an in vitro human infant is not really a human at all.
This child survived a botched abortion then was laid alone in a cold room struggling to live for 20 hours before anyone bothered to notice it survived the attempted ending of its life. His torture lasted another day before death finally arrived to claim him.
Once the baby was found still hanging onto life after “doctors” tried to kill it, the hospital made a sudden, vain attempt to bring it to health. To complete the circus atmosphere, after the child passed, police in Italy began a homicide investigation of the incident. Why? Because in Italy infanticide is illegal.
Confused? You should be.
This incident really shows the utter, scornful hypocrisy in the pro-abortion position. How is it that one second a child is something to be so contemptuous of that it might be killed in an abortion, yet the next a victim of homicide?
The problem is, of course, that there is no intellectually logical — much less humanly compassionate — stance that abortionists can honestly take to determine when someone is “human.” Ridiculously, one second you are an “unviable tissue mass” and open to being aborted, a split second later you are a “baby” that has rights. But the abortionists can’t tell you when that magical event occurs. In fact, there is no such fantastic switch that can be thrown between the time that an infant is nothingness to humanness in order to honestly support the abortionist’s support of his deed. The entire question is but a “feeling” of the abortionist, not anything that can be quantified. And when we are talking about a person’s life, shouldn’t we be using solid, intellectually grounded reasoning to determine when a person is allowed to be accorded his right to life?
This poor little person was badly abused by his country’s practitioners of medicine. But he isn’t the only one. The simple matter of fact is that abortionists and people who support them have only one reason to kill babies: they are inconvenient.
No matter from what country they hail, human life is inconvenient to pro-abortionists. It’s just that simple.
Here's coverage of the story from the Telegraph.
(HT to Blogs Lucianne Loves)