06 February 2009

Baby Shanice

A story broke yesterday about a baby born alive just prior to the baby being aborted. The baby's mother was 23 weeks pregnant and went for a late term abortion just outside of Miami. After she'd been given drugs to dilate her cervix and while she was waiting for the doctor to arrive, she went into labor and delivered a healthy baby girl. The baby's umbilical cord was cut, the baby placed in a biohazard bag and tossed out into the garbage. Her remains were found a week later by police after receiving anonymous tips. An autopsy determined that the baby girl breathed after birth. Legally this means she was born alive, which mean prosecutors can file murder charges. Today, the doctor who was performing the abortion had his license to practice medicine revoked.

Many people, both pro-life and pro-choice have declared their outrage over this. State Rep. Anitere Flores (equivalent of a MLA) has declared that murder charges should be filed. What I find terribly ironic about this whole situation is that had the abortion been properly performed, no one would have made a fuss about this. Its cases like this that reveal the hypocrisy of the pro-abortion position. The unborn are human beings deserving of full legal protections. I hope that the Miami DA decides to pursue a murder indictment for this. I wish the DA could for every abortion, but I'll take what we can get.

I'd be interested in hearing from President Obama about this. After all, while in the Illinois State Senate he voted against a bill that would protect infants born alive in the same way as this baby girl. I'd assume that means he thinks nothing wrong happened here.


Gotta love the world we live in.

The only good thing to come out of this tragedy is that the baby's mother- an 18 year-old named Sycloria Williams- came face to face with her baby and she says that changed everything for her. I'm sorry it took this tragedy for her to see the true horror of abortion, but that is the fault of the society in which we live. She didn't realize baby Shanice (as she named the baby girl) was human because that's what society has taught her. And unfortunately, many other women have been duped into believing the same thing.

Rest in peace Shanice. I'm sorry your life was so short, but I pray that it can be a powerful witness to the world.

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