Isn’t a baby a baby no matter how small?
The liberals seem to have an interesting take on which children should live and which should die. There is ongoing protests about the children at the border. The United States didn’t bring those children over the border and, seemingly, are doing a good job of protecting them. The left seems to forget that the parents broke the law coming over and have to provide some kind of identification that they should be allowed in the country. Already, the border patrol has found MS-13 trying to get in with children that are not theirs. People with multiple deportations for crimes committed are discovered and children showing up at very young ages have to be protected.
The battle cry from the left is that all children need to be protected and cared for and we shouldn’t send anyone back because, as they like to repeat and repeat, “That’s not who we are . . .”
Yet, while they care so much about children sent here alone by their parents, entrusted to coyotes for the trip, and being used by other people, not many of them have a single concern about American unborn babies that die by the thousands a week. For me, you can’t have it both ways. ALL children should be safe. I guess you could say, “That’s not who we should be . . .”
Somewhat like the Civil War, the results of the Presidential election brought about a lot of arguing among friends, families, and religions. To this day, I keep a low profile when I go to Mass because there are still people who resent the fact that a pro-abort, planned parenthood supporter with a rather bad record of lies and deceptions didn’t win the presidency. Instead of a wait and see attitude of thoughtful people, they continue to bemoan the fact and ignore the facts . . . such as the list of accomplishments by President Trump among which there are ones many of us have been praying to happen for years.
*Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy to prevent U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding abortion clinics oversea
*overturning the rule that forced states to fund abortion providers with taxpayer dollars
*appointing pro-life Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
*prohibiting the use of Title X funding any clinic that provides abortions
*defunding the United Nations Fund for Population and Development
*his pledge to fight for and sign a 20-week abortion ban bill.
One day, Padre Pellegrino asked Padre Pio: “Father, this morning you denied absolution to a lady who confessed to an abortion. Why have you been so rigorous with this poor unfortunate? “.
Padre Pio said: “The day, in which people, frightened by the economic boom, from physical damages or from economic sacrifices, will lose the horror of the abortion, it will be the most terrible day for humanity. Abortion is not only homicide but also suicide. And with these people we see on the point of committing two crimes…do we want to show our faith? Do we want to save them? ”
“Why suicide?” Padre Pellegrino asked.
“You would understand this suicide of the human race, if with the eye of reason, you could see the Heart populated by old men and depopulated by children: burnt as a desert.”
When we read the news, today, almost all the headlines read: “Alfie Evans dies at Alder Hey hospital after life support withdrawn . . .
It brings to a end the stalwart fight by Alfie’s family to give him a chance at life. Instead of releasing the child to his parents in order to get a second opinion, they were in court many times trying to win the right to be parents and do what they felt was right for their son. The world stood with them but the UK system gave them police guards which were not to protect the baby but to insure he was not taken to another hospital for reevaluation. Money was not an object as Italy, Poland, Germany, and China made offers. Italy made Alfie an Italian citizen in order to get him to Rome, with the Pope’s blessing, to seek treatment. On all counts, Alfie was refused a chance.
In spite of being basically declared a ‘vegetable’, Alfie breathed on his own. He responded to his parents’ voices. He stretched and even had smiles. This did not move the doctors who still refused him life. His parents wanted to take him home to have him to themselves and their family for however long he would be with them. The doctors refused.
Well, today the Alder Hey doctors got their wish and Alfie went home to heaven. It seems that the UK is getting good at preventing second opinions or allowing families to seek the best options for their babies. In a country supposedly as civilized as the UK, why were these tactics necessary? Why did they fight so hard to insure the death of a child?
So, when we read the news, today, understand the headlines do not say that little Alfie passed quietly from this life so much as Alder Hey hospital removed his life support. Naturally, the hospital sent their condolences but it is easy to be kind once you’ve gotten what you want.
The world should never forget the three, little boys who had their lives taken away from them in the UK medical system: Charlie, Isaiah, and Alfie – mandated by the hospital with the blessing of the courts to die. Prayers should continue for these three families as they probably relive their own agony as the next child gets sentenced to death.
A happy day for one couple in the United Kingdom, today, as a royal couple welcomed a baby boy this morning. A blessing for them that their child is healthy and they will soon be able to return home with their baby.
In another part of England, there is a large army of police surrounding Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The police are there to guard a child rather than protect a child who has been a patient in that hospital for months. Today was to be the day the child was basically murdered by the doctors there because they feel he has no chance of a normal life. He have never been diagnosed by the doctors from what I understand but their ‘cure’ is to kill the little boy.
However, the parents are not in agreement with this outcome for their beautiful baby boy who does respond to his father’s voice, stretches on his own, sucks happily on a pacifier, opens his eyes and focuses on his mother’s face. The doctors say it is merely reflexes and it would be a kindness to end the toddler’s life. The parents have been fighting in the courts for months but the judges are supporting the doctors’ intent to bring this baby’s future to an end before he has had a chance to find out if a future is possible.
Is there no one in the world who cares? Google Alfie’s Army and see the masses of people who have been protesting, raising money for legal fees, and supporting the young parents and their little son’s right to have a fighting chance at life. Even more heartening is the concern publicized by the Pope, Father Pavone, a pro-life activist and two hospitals in Italy who are ready, willing, and able to bring the baby to Italy at a moment’s notice. Still, the Alder Hey doctors prefer ending Alfie’s life and thoroughly breaking his loving parents’ hearts.
To show how adamant they are at breaking down the parents and making life difficult for them in what they hope to be Alfie’s last days, they have removed the parent cot in Alfie’s room so they have no place to hold and cuddle their baby or catch a nap during their lengthy vigils with their baby. The hospital also changed their protocol just for Alfie and family by not allowing relatives to hold him unless the staff can remove his ventilator.
You have to wonder what secret this baby boy is hiding that the doctors refuse to release him to another team of doctors who might actually make a diagnosis and give him a chance at a future with his family. Are they embarrassed that they have never even diagnosed Alfie? Are they hiding something they don’t want revealed? Or, are they just angry doctors who don’t want their authority questioned and are pulling their weight by killing a child?
So, while some of the UK rejoices in a new Prince in the royal nursery, a young couple is living minute to minute since the courts have given the Alder Hey staff permission to separate a beautiful child from his life. This is the third publicized baby controversy in the last year . . . the first two died with the ‘help’ of the hospital.