Monday, November 23, 2009

They just keep coming up with new ways to kill babies

I've been scanning the medical literature when I came across this "gem" of an abstract describing a new way to kill the unborn during a multi-fetal "reduction".

Feticide by injection of potassium chloride usually involves sticking a needle into the chest, preferably into the heart of the baby.

With multi-fetal reduction, the intended victim of this procedure is a couple of inches long and his heart is tiny. So it's tough to hit the target, especially when he's moving around desperately trying to escape the needle.

These geniuses from Turkey suggested that instead of stabbing the heart, they should try to stab his head.

Isn't that lovely? What a heart-warming medical breakthrough.