What Mr. Beck does not realize is that this is already happening in this country.
Pregnant internet surfing moms know it. I, along with many other mom's on Baby Center, have or will tell their families to lie to Drs should they get injured and become incapacitated. I along with many others told my family to tell them that I was 24 weeks even if I was only 18. Why would we do that? Drs here in America classify any baby before 24 weeks (not the 23 of Britain) as "Comfort Babies". A Comfort baby is one who has a 0% chance of long term survival no matter what medical intervention is preformed. You may now agree with her... but there is a problem with this thought line. My son... and Children like him.
|My Very Own Comfort Baby|
I found out months later that he had been labeled a Comfort Baby anyway. Thankfully when he was born he was protesting birth and handed to a Nurse Practitioner who recognized it. She told him that if he would fight, she would fight too! She intubated him and when they asked my husband if I would want to see him before they took him to the NICU.. his said "Do what is best for (Lil'C)" So what happened to this 0% chance of survival comfort baby?? Well at this moment he is sitting in my lap watching me type this post. His expected life span now?? no different than any other 1 year old. He is a first. Now any baby like him in that hospital is no longer 0%. The problem with Comfort Babies?? You never know who is going to break the 0%. :)
|Looks Comfortable doesn't he? :)|
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