During the Communist era in Romania, then dictator Nicole Ceausescu encouraged young women to have babies in order to increase the nation’s population. Those from foreign nations who sought to adopt babies in Romania since there were so many in orphanages. Of course, a visit to these dens of death soon revealed the presence of hundreds of unattended babies lying silently in cribs awaiting death. Fast forward to 2012 and visit Romania. What now?
It has become a common practice in Romanian hospitals for members of the medical staff to demand bribes if you want a child given medical treatment. A daily discussion topic among nurses and doctors is what is the current rate for surgery or for giving a patient her medicine. Want a pill?Pay the nurse or she will not give the prescribed medication!
What exactly is wrong with Romania that some decent respect for human life would not solve?