Premature Baby Left to Die Under Britain’s Socialized Medicine

Comrade Obama is all heart when it comes to bailing out bloated corporations, but he’s less sympathetic regarding the most vulnerable people on the planet — as when he aggressively defended the policy of leaving the survivors of botched abortions unattended until they die. This is fortunate, because it takes unsentimental resolve to impose socialized medicine. The latest from Airstrip One:

Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday.

Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy – almost four months early.

They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment.

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Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support.

She said he was breathing unaided, had a strong heartbeat and was even moving his arms and legs, but medics refused to admit him to a special care baby unit. …

Medics allegedly told her that they would have tried to save the baby if he had been born two days later, at 22 weeks.

When medical professionals are reduced to government bureaucrats, saving lives takes a back seat to regulations.

Meanwhile, in a country where socialist thugs have not yet seized control of the healthcare industry…

[Miss Capewell] was shocked to discover that another child, born in the U.S. at 21 weeks and six days into her mother’s pregnancy, had survived.

Amillia Taylor was born in Florida in 2006 and celebrated her second birthday last October. She is the youngest premature baby to survive.

Lucky for Amillia she made it out before ObamaCare, which is likely to make the womb a very dangerous place.

On a tip from Bernie D. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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