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When Abortion Is Murder

by | 11th, February 2009

ABORTION is an emotive matter. The self-styled pro-lifers would rather have any life over abotion, however tragic and miserable for mother and child – however much the birth ruins lives.

But what can be made of aborted babies born alive and screaming?

Eighteeen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and paid $1,200 for Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique to terminate her 23-week pregnancy. Three days later, she sat in a reclining chair, medicated to dilate her cervix and otherwise get her ready for the procedure.Only Renelique didn’t arrive in time. According to Williams and the Florida Department of Health, she went into labor and delivered a live baby girl.

What Williams and the Health Department say happened next has shocked people on both sides of the abortion debate: One of the clinic’s owners, who has no medical license, cut the infant’s umbilical cord. Williams says the woman placed the baby in a plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.

Police recovered the decomposing remains in a cardboard box a week later after getting anonymous tips.

The AP reports that “the case has riled the anti-abortion community, which contends the clinic’s actions constitute murder.”

It sound very much like it is murder, this too:

Consider the death in 1998 of Jessica Jane, whose mother decided she wanted no baby to interrupt her career. Jessica Jane was just 22 weeks old when she was aborted – alive. She was placed in a stainless steel dish by a horrified midwife and left in a room, where she cried until she died, alone, 80 minutes later…

Someone cleaning up after an abortion in Sydney’s Westmead in 1998 found a baby, still alive, in a bin. The coroner in that case, too, said she’d been told “many terminated fetus live after they are expelled from the mother”.

Gianna Jessen was aborted as a baby. She lived. She lives with her cerebral palsy.Says she:

“If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were my rights?”


One in 30 babies aborted for medical reasons is born alive, a study has found.

In the UK:

A GOVERNMENT agency is launching an inquiry into doctors’ reports that up to 50 babies a year are born alive after botched National Health Service abortions.

The investigation, by the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), comes amid growing unease among clinicians over a legal ambiguity that could see them being charged with infanticide.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which regulates methods of abortion, has also mounted its own investigation.

A zygote, a few cells, is not a person. But a flesh and blood breathing thing… Well, what else can it be? And what would you do as a medic faced with a life aborted birth?

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