Pray. Pray For Us All
From my home town newspaper (Please see the update below):
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.
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 baby was 23 weeks old, an age where most babies don’t survive, but some do. An autopsy showed that the baby’s lungs had filled with air, indicating she had been born alive.
Prosecutors are considering murder charges.
You may remember that our President has said that this does not happen in this country, and supported legislation based on that idea.
But if you listen to our president, you’d think that this sort of behavior has never been an issue anywhere in the United States. The Born-Alive Infant Protection Act was unnecessary, because no one would ever do what is described here.
Except that they do.
“The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” Obama said in his July speech to abortion advocates worried about the increase of pro-life legislation at the state level.
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation Obama has co-sponsored along with 18 other senators that would annihilate every single state law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal ban on partial birth abortion.
In English, this is known as extremism.
Update: Ed Morrissey reports that the original article in the Buffalo News has been “cleansed”.
Also, the original Buffalo News report appears to have been cleansed. The Kid from Brooklyn send the link from the Boston Herald, which remains in its original form.
Why was it sanitized?