Friday, January 30, 2009

Baby Shanice's mom suing clinic

Lest you have any doubts that the Born Alive Infants Protection Act has accomplished exactly diddly-squat, consider the lawsuit filed by Shanice's mother, Sycloria Williams. According to all reports, Sycloria was shocked and astonished to give birth to a live child during an abortion. Rather than provide the baby with medical care, staff put the living baby in a biohazard bag and threw her on the roof to prevent the police from finding the body.

An anonymous tipster helped police locate the child's body, and an autopsy showed that she had indeed been born alive and had drawn breath. But no murder charges were filed because the cause of death was listed as "extreme prematurity" -- ignoring the fact that Shanice was suffocated in a plastic bag. Even if she would only have lived a few hours, those were her hours of her life, not anybody else's to take away. To excuse suffocating Shanice in a plastic bag is akin to giving somebody the okay to walk into a cancer ward and start shooting the terminal patients.

And barring a murder charge, surely Shanice's appalling murder should have been prosecuted under the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which required that Shanice be given the same care a baby would have been given had he been born alive due to illness or accident and not an induced abortion. In no hospital that I have ever heard of is it considered the standard of care to put a premature infant in a plastic bag and toss her on the roof of the building.

In closing, I'd like to note that everything done to Shanice would meet with our new President's enthusiastic approval. He believes that it is wrong to provide care to a baby who survives an abortion:

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