Docs have a right to 'hold the baby', because they have a responsibility not to allow the baby to fall on the delivery room floor.<quoted text>
Where do I come up with this stuff? You guys :)
Ofcourse you should feel sorry for them, but why do docs have a right to hold the baby?
Even charge the "mom", or not allow her to take home the baby?
Are you honestly under the misguided impression, that women are not 'allowed' to hold their born/induced children who've died during the gestation/delivery process? Seriously?
If a woman requests to, she's granted that opportunity. Not all of us want that.
Charge her with WHAT??? Failure to successfully gestate? Great googly-moogly, you really ARE a prick. Or are you willing to cop to a charge of failure to successfully impregnate???
I'm guessing not.
As to taking the baby home, ask Rick Santorum and his wife (and if you're ready to stomach their answers, the living children of their union) what it's like to 'cuddle' with one's dead, aborted, fetus.
Santorum gained national prominence in 1996 when he spearheaded the Republican effort to override President Clinton's veto of the ban on partial-birth abortion. Santorum writes that managing the bill was "one of the most memorable and transforming moments of my life." During the debate, a sonogram showed that a baby Karen was carrying had a fatal birth defect and would die shortly after birth. At 20 weeks, Karen lay in the hospital near death with a 105-degree fever. Doctors warned that Karen could die unless labor was induced an option the Santorums considered an abortion since it would result in the certain death of the child. Karen went into labor before a decision had to be made.
Gabriel Michael Santorum lived for only two hours. The Santorums spent the night in the hospital bed with their lifeless baby lying between them. The next morning they brought the palm-sized corpse to Karen's parent's house. They had their other children pose for pictures and cuddle with Gabriel. They sang lullabies and held a private mass.
Let me repeat for this to sink in:
They had their other children pose for pictures and cuddle with (THE NOW [and then] VERY DEAD) Gabriel.