Friday, February 6, 2009

Racist Republican kills black baby

Oh, did I say "racist Republican"? I mean to say, "choice":
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.
Police recovered the decomposing remains in a cardboard box a week later after getting anonymous tips.
Read the whole thing. The reporter gets one thing wrong: "laminaria" is not a drug. It's not singular. Laminaria are tools used to force open the cervix.

(BTW, I take it everyone gets the point of the headline. If a "racist Republican" had killed Sycloria Williams's baby, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be screaming bloody murder. But because this was done under the rubric of "choice," you can hear the crickets chirping.)

UPDATE: Ericka Anderson at reminds us that the "born-alive" abortion is not unheard of -- and our new president voted against saving such babies.

UPDATE II: Ed Morrisey wonders if Obama is happy that Sycloria Williams wasn't "punished with a baby."

UPDATE III: Via Hot Air: "Jill Stanek notes that the physician’s license to practice has been suspended as a result of the investigation."

1 comment:

  1. If the pro-choice camp would just agree to call abortion what it is - infanticide - there could be a more open and honest debate about its merits, just like the debate about euthanasia. Both are murder couched in terms of what is best for society.