Friday, November 11, 2005

Joshua Vandervelden, Abortion Survivor

A lawsuit filed suit on behalf of Joshua Vandervelden alleged that Dr. Benjamin Victoria attempted to perform an abortion on Linda Moie on January 12, 1979, at Fox Valley Reproductive Health Care Center in Wisconsin. The abortion injured but did not kill the fetus (Joshua), who was born September 18, 1979. Joshua spent two weeks on a respirator. The suit was struck down by the court on the grounds that Linda consented to the abortion. Linda appealed, but the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the lower court's refusal to hear the case.

According to this site (translation by Babelfish), Joshua's mother became prolife after the birth of her son, and together they picket the clinic where the attempt on Joshua's life was made.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a great story. It is very weird that babies survives this kind of things. It is awful method that it is almost impossible to survive. I think that we need a better sexual education to avoid unwanted pregnacies and help people to avoid abortion. I really like viagra online site because there are great article about it.