Twenty-seven babies were born alive at an Australian abortion clinic and left to die after failed abortions.
Nick Goiran, an Australian Member of Parliament, has begun a petition with the aim of authorizing a commission to investigate the babies’ deaths, according to LifeNews.com. After receiving 7,000 signatures on the petition, Goiran presented it to Parliament.
“The law of Western Australia is actually OK – it’s just not being followed or implemented,” Goiran stated. “It is contrary to law for these babies not to be provided with care and medical attention; it is contrary to law for these matters not to be reported to the Department of Child Protection and for the Coroner not to investigate.”
Goiran has reportedly been trying to initiate an investigation into the babies’ deaths for years, but his requests with the Department of Health have not turned up any answers.
Most of the aborted babies were reportedly victims of late-term abortions. They were aborted between 1999 and 2016. Since the babies were close to full-term, they could likely have survived outside the womb if given medical treatment.
“Health practitioners tell us that in Western Australia the protocol is that if the baby is 23 weeks or more, then they engage with all the resources that are available and the skills and so on. It’s a call to action at 23 weeks or more,” Goiran said.
“We know that there were at least six that were 26 weeks or more, so why were those six Western Australian babies given a lesser standard of care than other Western Australian babies at 26 weeks or more?” he added.
The Coalition for the Defence of Human Life organized the petition and is helping Goiran in his efforts to investigate the babies’ deaths.
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Publication date: December 5, 2017