The story is indeed a sad one but it tells the story of how when the government is given the right to play God how others will suffer. Would the baby have lived? We will never know because a committee wrote the rules and played God. Man has not the right to decide who will receive treatment or not thus deciding who will live or die, only God has that right. Unfortunately those currently in power feel they have the right to make the decision and usurp the role of God. I leave you with this reminder and thought:
For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery. Mark 7-21
Baby born after just 21 weeks and five days
Needed to be 22 weeks old to be treated
Baby died after two hours
A DEVASTATED mother claims doctors refused to treat her premature baby because it was born two days early.
The tiny boy from the
Sarah Capewell, who has suffered five miscarriages previously, said she went into early labour and was told her newborn would be dead once delivered.
But after discovering her son, Jayden, had a strong heart beat and was moving his arms and legs, she called doctors and begged them to help.
Ms Capewell said doctors refused, saying medical guidelines state that "babies born before 22 weeks are not viable and are not to be helped".
She claims doctors at James Paget Hospital in
According to the Daily Mail, she told one paediatrician, "You have got to help", only for the man to respond: "No we don't."
"When I went into labour I was told he would be born dead, disabled and his skin would most likely be peeling off, in actual fact he was perfect," she wrote on her website Justice for Jayden.
"As you can see from his pic he was born alive, he was responsive and lived without help for nearly 2 hours.
"Regardless of this doctors refused to come and see him let alone consider helping him."
A hospital official said it not to blame for setting the nation's guidelines and "like other acute hospitals, we follow national guidance".
Ms Capewell is now campaigning to make the Government change the law.
"This is down to government legislation stating that babies born before 22 weeks are not viable and are not to be helped," she said.
"Now I'm asking for your help in changing legislation so other families don't have to suffer unnecessarily."
- I am including this one comment from the many comments that were made. It sums up the situation pretty well I believe for those who would give us socialized medicine as Europe has. Ask yourself if this is really the kind of medicine you want with folks deciding that a baby was born a day or two too early to deserve to live. Makes you sick doesn't it. If it doesn't something is wrong.
Comments on this story
independant girl Posted at 1:50am today
Unfortunately, she cannot sue the hospital because the