This is a follow up to a story that was posted and discussed at length a month or so ago. According to the AP at Miami Clinic Owner Threw Live Baby Out With Trash :
As a review, from the Thomas Moore Law Center:
Shanice’s mother, Sycloria Williams, learned she was pregnant early in July of 2006 when she went to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain and bleeding. She decided to abort the baby, and visited the Miramar Woman Center in Miramar, Fla., where she was referred to abortionist Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique. Dr. Renelique inserted laminaria sticks to dilate the cervix and prescribed additional medication to be taken that night in preparation for the procedure the next morning at a Hialeah clinic.
Williams arrived at the Hialeah clinic on the morning of July 20, 2006, feeling ill and in severe pain from the medication the night before. Despite the fact the doctor nor any other licensed health practitioners were present, the abortion center’s receptionist gave Williams Cytotec, which induces labor and also dilates the cervix. Williams, however, began to feel even worse with nausea and cramping. According to testimony, the staff had her sit in the clinic’s recovery room area where she waited for hours in severe and increasing abdominal pain without medical staff available.
At one point, unable to remain seated, Williams braced herself with the arms of the recliner chair she was sitting on. As she lifted herself, her water broke and she delivered a live baby girl onto the seat of the recliner. The baby writhed and gasped for air, still connected to Williams by the umbilical cord.
Immobilized by shock, Williams watched Gonzalez run into the room, cut the umbilical cord with a pair of orange-handled shears, stuff the baby into a red biohazard bag and throw the bag into a garbage can. Shortly thereafter, the doctor arrived at the clinic and sedated Williams. The doctor’s medical records failed to indicate that Williams had delivered a live baby that was killed by the clinic.
Having witnessed this horror first hand, Williams, with the help of the Thomas Moore Law Center later filed suit which has lead to the most recent development:
Belkis Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Tuesday and charged with practicing medicine without a license and tampering with evidence
Please note the absence of a murder charge, or manslaughter charges or any legal charge which would acknowledge the indisputable fact that anyone with a modicum of common sense and any intellectual honesty would acknowledge was the murder of a living and defenseless human being.
So what does our scissor wielding trash bag holding scumbag face for this crime?
If found guilty, Gonzalez would face at least a year in prison and up to 15 years.
If given the minimum…we’re talking about 1 year: Even if he gets 15 years it’s not enough IMHO, But one year? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!
And as is typical for the Associated Press, we only get a part of the story. Not only did they neglect to describe the ghoulish nature of this crime as described above, there is no mention as to the manner of death of this child whatsoever…in fact, they throw in this lie:
Authorities were unable to definitively determine the cause of death -- and Gonzalez's role in it -- because the baby's body had decomposed by the time it was found eight days later, said Griffith, the attorney's office spokesman.
Not so fast!!! According to the Thomas Moore Law Center:
"The Miami-Dade County medical examiner performed an autopsy which showed that the baby’s lungs had been filled with air before her killing, proving it was a live birth. But the examiner blamed the death on “extreme prematurity,” ignoring eyewitness testimony that the baby had been murdered. The Thomas More Society took an interest in the case when a local law school professor was quoted in The Miami Herald to the effect that if the baby wasn’t “viable,” then it “couldn’t be a case of homicide."
Way to go AP…of course we wouldn’t expect anything else from you would we? My question is this…did you check the facts on this or did you deliberately hide the county examiner’s findings as to whether this child was alive or not?
OK…now…if you think everything else I describe is outrageous, and if you doubt anything wrong occurred here, lets look at what actually happened to this baby girl:
Anonymous callers notified police at least three times about the live birth and murder, and when police executed a search warrant on July 22, 2006, they found medical records but couldn’t locate the baby’s remains. Six days later, another anonymous caller told police the baby’s body had been hidden on the roof. Police responded but didn’t find the baby’s body on the roof. After another anonymous tip police got another search warrant and found the decomposing baby in a cardboard box in a closet at the clinic. DNA linked the baby’s remains to Williams.
Now I ask you, Are these the actions you take with an aborted child if the child was not born alive and something improper had been done? Looks to me like someone went to extraordinary lengths to cover something up here!
So, What would I do with these characters were I the prosecuting attorney here?
My understanding of this procedure, in addition to the medication to dilate the young mother she was supposed to be given other medication that would kill the baby before the remains were extracted in a later procedure. Apparently the nurse administering treatment missed that little detail because there was no licensed professional present to oversee the proper administration of medications. In my unprofessional opinion, since Doctor Renelique was not present when this procedure was implemented to ensure its proper implementation which resulted in the death of a living breathing human being, he should be prosecuted for first degree manslaughter. The outrage here is that it looks like he’ll only lose his medical license.
As for Gonzales...anything short of the electric chair is a huge miscarriage of justice!