Perth Now has reported that the Western Australian Health Department is investigating the deaths of 14 babies who were born alive after abortion attempts and were left to die.
According to the article, hospital records show that no resuscitation or medical treatment of any kind was provided to these babies, one of whom was over 26 weeks old.
Labor MPs, Kate Doust and Ed Dermer have called for a Parliamentary enquiry into their deaths.
In response to a petition of 5,000 signatures, submitted by the Coalition for the Defence of Human Life, Health Minister, Kim Hames said the deaths would be investigated. He has said that a baby's attempts to breath after birth "do not necessarily indicate viability".
The article reports that "the committee closed its inquiries into the deaths despite no further correspondence from Dr Hames of the investigation".
Related articles and footage about babies born alive and left to die in Australia:
Melissa Ohden - abortion attempt survivor and Vic legislation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3WHP7Q5dp8