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FlaGator
04-12-2010, 08:29 AM
Why was an abortion attempted just because one of the twins had Down Syndrome?



TAMPA -- A Florida OB-GYN who was supposed to abort a deformed fetus in a twin pregnancy but leave the normal one alone made the worst kind of mistake. Dr. Matthew J. Kachinas got the twins mixed up and injected a killing chemical into the wrong one, records show.

At a weekend meeting in Tampa, the Florida Board of Medicine revoked Kachinas' license for that and a series of other pending cases, according to Florida Health News. Immediately after the hearing, the physician said he intended to kill himself and was involuntarily hospitalized.

Kachinas, who practiced in Sarasota, was one of the few OB-GYNs in Florida who accepted abortion patients in late second trimester, records show. The ``selective reduction'' in the twin pregnancy was not considered a late-term procedure.

The parents of the twins, who had achieved the pregnancy through in-vitro fertilization with an egg donor, were not identified and were not at the hearing. Records show that after the normal fetus was inadvertently killed, they ended the pregnancy altogether the following week.

Records show the fetal twins were at 15 weeks' gestation when the botched ``feticid'' took place. The normal fetus was a girl; the twin with anomalies -- Down syndrome and a possible heart defect -- was male.

The story found here (http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/11/1573598/sarasota-doctor-revoked-for-aborting.html)

wilbur
04-12-2010, 12:42 PM
Why was an abortion attempted just because one of the twins had Down Syndrome?


Isnt it obvious?

FlaGator
04-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Isnt it obvious?

No it isn't. Are you ok with the murder of children just because they are not perfect?

fettpett
04-12-2010, 12:57 PM
all because the parents were selfish. They didn't want to have to deal with a possible down syndrome baby. It's just like the case in NY a couple of years ago where the mother (who was a journalist) found out she was pregnant with either twins or triplets. She opted to have one of them aborted because it was and "inconvenience" to her work. HOWEVER the Father wanted all of the kids. but because it's "the mothers body" he had no say.

The whole thing is nothing more than selfish people not wanting to be inconvenienced

FlaGator
04-12-2010, 01:04 PM
all because the parents were selfish. They didn't want to have to deal with a possible down syndrome baby. It's just like the case in NY a couple of years ago where the mother (who was a journalist) found out she was pregnant with either twins or triplets. She opted to have one of them aborted because it was and "inconvenience" to her work. HOWEVER the Father wanted all of the kids. but because it's "the mothers body" he had no say.

The whole thing is nothing more than selfish people not wanting to be inconvenienced

Exactly. That is what the abortion process is mainly about. The medical necessity for abortions is rare compared to those who use it as after the fact birth control. They want to engage in risky behavior but do not want to experience the consequences that may result from their choices.

linda22003
04-12-2010, 01:12 PM
No it isn't. Are you ok with the murder of children just because they are not perfect?

Have you noticed many young Down syndrome children around lately?

noonwitch
04-12-2010, 01:15 PM
I wouldn't choose to abort a fetus because it had Down's Syndrome, but I still support legal abortion. I tend to agree that the motives of the mother are probably selfish (the whole "I want a perfect baby" thing), but it's her right to make that decision. Also, this was in the second trimester and the doctor should have done a better job explaining the risks of the procedure, to her and to the other twin that she didn't want to abort.

With twins, where only one of them has the condition, the mother even has the solution to the biggest problem for parents bringing a child with Down's into the world-who is going to take care of this child when I am gone?

FlaGator
04-12-2010, 01:58 PM
Have you noticed many young Down syndrome children around lately?

Yes I have. There are several in the various circles I travel in. All are basically happy children, even the ones who are 30 years old and who have jobs. Also their parents love them dearly. Now I do hang out with a lot of Christians who do see value in allowing a person to be born and having a chance at life. Perhaps you hang out with more self-interested group people than I do.

linda22003
04-12-2010, 02:01 PM
I'm not talking about people I know or don't know, just what I see around on the streets and in neighborhoods. And the ones you speak of who are "30 years old and have jobs" are not what I mean by young children.

FlaGator
04-12-2010, 02:08 PM
I'm not talking about people I know or don't know, just what I see around on the streets and in neighborhoods. And the ones you speak of who are "30 years old and have jobs" are not what I mean by young children.

Yes I do see them. More than 10 or 20 years ago. I don't know, I never took a census. My point about the older ones is that they do live to have productive satisfying lives that they wouldn't have had if a parent had decided to have them murdered in utero. I see them of all ages in my area of the world.

SaintLouieWoman
04-12-2010, 02:11 PM
I'm terrified to move to Sarasota. I keep telling SR that the hospitals there aren't the same quality as in the STL area, where Barnes/Jewish hospital (affiliated with Washngton University School of Medicine) is regularly ranked among the top 5 in the US.

The doctor botched the procedure, despite your feelings pro choice or pro life. Hate to think of other procedures that probably are botched in God's waiting room. :eek:

I've regularly looked at the lists of top docs and top hospitals in the US. I haven't seen one Florida hospital listed, although I'm sure there are some good ones. But nothing like Cleveland Clinic, Mayo, etc, etc.

wilbur
04-12-2010, 02:15 PM
No it isn't. Are you ok with the murder of children just because they are not perfect?

Of course not, I'm not OK with the murder of any child, period.

FlaGator
04-12-2010, 02:15 PM
I'm terrified to move to Sarasota. I keep telling SR that the hospitals there aren't the same quality as in the STL area, where Barnes/Jewish hospital (affiliated with Washngton University School of Medicine) is regularly ranked among the top 5 in the US.

The doctor botched the procedure, despite your feelings pro choice or pro life. Hate to think of other procedures that probably are botched in God's waiting room. :eek:

I've regularly looked at the lists of top docs and top hospitals in the US. I haven't seen one Florida hospital listed, although I'm sure there are some good ones. But nothing like Cleveland Clinic, Mayo, etc, etc.

Jacksonville has a Mayo where quite a few of the rich and powerful come to have surgery.

djones520
04-12-2010, 02:17 PM
Jacksonville has a Mayo where quite a few of the rich and powerful come to have surgery.

Jacksonville is about a 4 hour drive from Sarasota. Not all that pracitical.

I wouldn't sweat it to much SLW. Florida is a wonderful place to live. I spent 3 years on the Panhandle, and 4 years off and on in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. My next favorite state after Michigan.

linda22003
04-12-2010, 02:20 PM
My next favorite state after Michigan.

SLW: There's an endorsement of Florida for you. "Almost as good as Michigan!" :eek:

SaintLouieWoman
04-12-2010, 02:23 PM
Jacksonville is about a 4 hour drive from Sarasota. Not all that pracitical.

I wouldn't sweat it to much SLW. Florida is a wonderful place to live. I spent 3 years on the Panhandle, and 4 years off and on in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. My next favorite state after Michigan.

I'm very worried as my knee is going out, particularly due to all the work getting the house ready to sell. I knew a while ago that I probably need a knee replacement, but couldn't figure out a way to take care of the dogs and myself after the procedure.

There's a doc in STL at Barnes who has done some pioneering work. A friend at the zoo had the surgery and was up and around very quickly. I had my right knee replaced over 10 years ago as a result of a car accident. It took me a long time to recover, as the doc botched it. I don't want to go to just any orthopedist. The problem is, can't get it done now as have to get the dogs out of the house when the realtors come. Plus it wouldn't be a good selling point to see someone in the house when they're showing in all that pain. :D

I'm between that proverbial rock and a hard place.

SaintLouieWoman
04-12-2010, 02:24 PM
SLW: There's an endorsement of Florida for you. "Almost as good as Michigan!" :eek:

:D:D

djones520
04-12-2010, 02:25 PM
I'm very worried as my knee is going out, particularly due to all the work getting the house ready to sell. I knew a while ago that I probably need a knee replacement, but couldn't figure out a way to take care of the dogs and myself after the procedure.

There's a doc in STL at Barnes who has done some pioneering work. A friend at the zoo had the surgery and was up and around very quickly. I had my right knee replaced over 10 years ago as a result of a car accident. It took me a long time to recover, as the doc botched it. I don't want to go to just any orthopedist. The problem is, can't get it done now as have to get the dogs out of the house when the realtors come. Plus it wouldn't be a good selling point to see someone in the house when they're showing in all that pain. :D

I'm between that proverbial rock and a hard place.

There are good docs and bad docs everywhere. It's like that saying, what do you call the last guy in the medical class? Doctor. You'll find someone down there who can do what you need to have done. Sarasota is pretty close to Tampa/St. Pete. Pretty big metro area they're gonna have a lot of hospitals with a lot of docs, and a lot of specialists.

fettpett
04-12-2010, 02:32 PM
might be a bit of a drive, IDK what the distances are like down there but http://www.floridahospital.com/ has a very good reputation, and one of the leading Hospitals in the area. It's in Orlando though, only a couple hours, not as far as Jacksonville

FlaGator
04-12-2010, 06:13 PM
I can't remember which comedian said it but it still cracks me up when I think about it...

"Somewhere on Earth is the world's worse doctor... and someone has an appointment to see him."