Thursday, February 5, 2009

Florida Abortion Clinic Owner Kills Baby After Premature Birth

They're calling it a botched abortion. In reality the abortion had not really begun. The young mother, Sycloria Williams, went into labor at the abortion clinic before the abortion doctor arrived, and gave birth to her 23-week baby. That's when, according to Williams, one of the abortion clinic owners, Belkis Gonzalez, murdered her baby. From the news story:
She says Gonzalez knocked the baby off the recliner chair where she had given birth, onto the floor. The baby's umbilical cord was not clamped, allowing her to bleed out. Gonzalez scooped the baby, placenta and afterbirth into a red plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.
Is anyone really shocked? The result was the same as every other day at this abortion clinic--a dead baby went in the trash. That is what they do. The only difference is that Williams saw her baby alive outside the womb first. If Williams had been sedated, there would be no lawsuit, no news story. Just another day at the abortion clinic.

What is the moral or ethical difference between this murder and any other abortion? The only ethical difference anyone can argue is the mother's desire. In fact, depending on the wording of Florida law, that could be the only legal difference. Killing a baby (even in the womb) is illegal in many states, unless the mother wants to kill it by abortion.

Our laws place the life and death of one individual in the hands of another, and that is immoral.

As a side note, some pro-life people think laws to protect survivors of abortion are at best a waste of time. This case shows otherwise. The law would protect this infant's life, or if ignored, it provides a way to put the murderer, Belkis Gonzalez, behind bars.

Wesley Wilson is the President of Let Her Live, a nonprofit dedicated to saving babies by showing the beauty and value of life to women considering abortion. Please learn more about the Let Her Live pro-life billboard campaign. Donations are tax deductible.

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