Friday, April 23, 2010

Aborting the "Wrong Baby"

Horrible. But, it is horrible in more than one way.
(CBS/AP) A Sarasota doctor has lost his medical license after performing a pregnancy termination procedure on the wrong fetus.

The Florida Board of Medicine revoked Matthew Kachinas' license at a meeting Friday. The St. Petersburg Times reports that Kachinas was treating a woman who was about 16 weeks pregnant with twins in January 2006.

The woman had asked the doctor to perform a selective termination procedure on the male fetus, which had congenital defects. An ultrasound later showed that other fetus, a female that did not appear to have medical problems, had been terminated.

Kachinas told the newspaper that he thought he would be able to do the procedure "safely and appropriately," though he had never tried it before.

Kachinas also told the paper that he settled with the woman, identified in state records as K.M. A $250,000 liability settlement was paid out for an incident on the date of the mistaken termination, according to records.

K.M. eventually returned to Kachinas to terminate the second fetus.
Why is it horrible in more than one way? Not only were two children killed, but the one with Down Syndrome is considered to be the "wrong" one. Why? Because it isn't "normal". This is eugenics by abortion.

Lord have mercy.
More on this story here and here.


Linus said...

Nice lady! How long will God put up with us.

Tiny Dimples said...

Life without my two girls would be hell on earth for me...and to think, it only took $250,000 to buy her off.

We try to recycle and be more "green" these days, but we dispose of our children like so much trash. I can only hope to raise my girl's differently.

Jaceczko said...

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.

For among them are those who make their way into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and swayed by various impulses, who will listen to anybody and can never arrive at a knowledge of the truth. -Paul of Tarsus, Letter to a New Bishop

Shacoria Robinson said...

I don't even know what to think of this story. Am I understanding correctly that the woman was going to abort one child because it had down syndrome and keep the other child?