Fetal development at 20 weeks
It’s getting harder and harder to avoid the rancid odor surrounding the multi-billion dollar abortion industry in America.
I actually thought that when people discovered first hand the absolute horror of the procedure antiseptically called “intact dilation and extraction” (a.k.a. partial birth abortion), a national crisis of conscience would arise.
How could we possibly countenance a process in which a child is brought nearly out of the birth canal, only to have his or her head pierced with a shunt and his or her brains vacuumed out?
Could the mantra of “choice” or “reproductive freedom” even come close to covering up the brutality and barbarism of an act that makes pagan child sacrifice look like a picnic in Provo by comparison?
I really thought we had hit moral bottom at that point.
But unfortunately I was wrong.
Baby Trashed After Botched Abortion
23-Week-Old Delivered While Teen Waited For Late Doctor; Clinic
Owner Tossed Infant In Garbage
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.
The case has riled the anti-abortion community, which contends the clinic’s actions constitute murder.
James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web offers this common sense observation:
There was a time when even people outside “the anti-abortion community” would have agreed that killing a baby after birth constitutes murder.
An interesting progression, isn’t it?
When Roe v. Wade became the law of the land we were told that the victims of abortion would only be non human tissue blobs.
Then when ultra sound technology revealed just how stunningly human these tissue blobs were, the concern was that we were on the slippery slope toward infanticide.
Then when the partial birth abortion controversy hit, the pro choice crowd declared that some amazing moral barrier defining a lack of full humanity was still intact as long as the baby’s head hadn’t passed through the birth canal.
Not so much.
At 23 weeks, an otherwise healthy fetus would have a slim but legitimate chance of survival. Quadruplets born at 23 weeks last year at The Nebraska Medical Center survived.
An autopsy determined Williams’ baby – she named her Shanice – had filled her lungs with air, meaning she had been born alive, according to the Department of Health. The cause of death was listed as extreme prematurity.
That should be the leading nominee for the George Orwell 1984 “news speak” Hall of Fame.
The big question is this – What will the legal fall out from this atrocity be?
The state Board of Medicine is to hear the case in Tampa on Friday and determine whether to strip the abortionist of his license. The state attorney’s homicide division is investigating, though no charges have been filed. Terry Chavez, a spokeswoman with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, said this week that prosecutors were nearing a decision.
If there are no murder charges filed in this case, we have officially completed the trip down the slippery slope into moral oblivion.
Our society seems to believe a bio hazard bag and a garbage can are the place for “unwanted” children.
Fortunately there is still One Who wants these children no matter what their state of development.
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there. (Matthew 19:13-15)
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