Aborted Baby Born Alive, Treated Like Trash

Ericka Andersen
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Posted: Feb 06, 2009 9:28 AM
Two weeks ago, I attended (and wrote about) the premier of "22 Weeks," a film depicting the horrors of a partial-birth abortion gone wrong. When a young woman delivers her aborted baby alive, the clinic refuses to help her save the baby's life. It is a true story and speaks directly to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which President Obama voted against.

The reality of "22 Weeks" has occurred again and the brutality is shocking. A pregnant Florida teen went to a clinic for an abortion but when her baby girl was born alive, a non-licensed clinic worker cut the umbilical cord and tossed the live baby out in a medical bio-hazard bag. The child's remains were found in a cardboard box a week later.

The news article that broke the story documents Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique's five past medical malpractices and reports he showed up late to complete the procedure. It was then that the woman delivered the baby alive at 23 weeks -- extremely premature but survival is possible if given the right medical treatment.

Renelique is being investigated by the Board of Medicine and will likely lose his license. Though this is an extreme case, it's happened before and it will happen again. The pro-choice culture contributes to the de-valuing of human life as a whole.  It is no wonder than a worker at an abortion clinic thought it easier to treat the baby like trash. Had it been born already deceased -- as was the goal -- that's exactly what would have happened anyway.