Eighteen 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.
Charming. The respect for life found is cesspools like this is just heartwarming, isn't it?
"We know there is no God who condones the killing of an innocent human being."
Awesome! I guess he'll waste no time in condemning the entire practice! Right?
I'm waiting for the outrage, folks.
Yup. Still waiting.
ETA: I just need to make one more point before I head off. That baby was born alive. And yes, the fact that it was born alive was a screw-up, a fact which by itself is sickening. But 23 weeks is, by my accounting, one week away from the all-important third trimester. That baby was born alive. Had it been allowed to develop naturally, there is every reason to believe that it would have been born alive. In either case, medical attention could have sustained it as surely as it could sustain the life of, say, a person injured in a car accident.
If you withheld such life-saving treatment from that person you would rightly be called a murderer.
This baby was not an anonymous collection of cells. It was 3 months away from a birth and a life and instead this selfish bitch, this so-called 'mother', who "concluded she didn't have the resources or maturity to raise a child", decided instead to take that life away.
Obviously the actions of this clinic are especially disgusting and I hope the cretin responsible is tried for murder. But honestly I can't see what he did as being any worse than what the 'mother' did, and she's being played up as a victim.