FLOWOOD, Mississippi, October 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a case echoing the tragic story of Britain's Sarah Capewell and son Jayden, a Mississippi mother says that her neonatologist refused to help her baby daughter survive because he believed she was too young, at 22 weeks 4 days gestation, to merit intervention.No, they don't believe that life begins at birth. They believe that life begins when they find it convenient. No matter what the law says, for those who reject the right to life as inalienable right from conception to natural death, there's no difference between a 224/7-week baby in the womb and a 224/7-week "premie"; they wouldn't mind destroying the former and they won't lift a finger to save the latter.
Necie Franklin of Flowood, Mississippi, told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that Dr. Kenny Robbins of River Oaks Hospital refused to treat daughter Jessa Mackenzie after she was born suddenly in May, because she was three days shy of 23 weeks gestation - at which point he would have considered treating her at the hospital's Level II neonatal intensive care unit.
Franklin said that Jessa gasped for breath twice while in her arms, but was told by nurses that it was "just a reaction" - leading her to believe the child had died. Only after Jessa had been taken away, says Franklin, did she learn that the child still had a heartbeat.
Franklin, who says she has lost a child to a premature birth before, said it "shocked" her when Robbins said he would not help Jessa breathe.
"I looked at him and said, so you're telling me you're not going to do anything for my daughter?" said Franklin. She says Robbins "simply flat out refused."
Hippocratic Oath? What Hippocratic Oath? It was abandoned decades ago...