I made the mistake of reading this story when I found it on Drudge Report.
I read that in disbelief that it was happening here in the United States of America. It was hard to believe that I wasn’t reading about a mother in China having her baby stripped from her body. No, this story was right from Tampa, Florida.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — 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.
23 weeks into her pregnancy this young woman decides for personal and selfish reasons she can’t handle a baby. Instead of putting it up for adoption for another loving couple to take she decides to abort. Read this blog entry from SisterToldjah to see what a baby at a pregnancy in the 21st week looks like, this child survived.
Sadly it isn’t the case for the Tampa baby, what happened when the child was delivered shocked me to my core. Disdain and hate are too mild to describe what I feel for the people that took part in this action. Disgust doesn’t even begin to cover it.
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.
I thought of my own children. I would not, nor could I trade the lives of my children for anything in the universe. My son a U.S. Navy sailor, my daughter young, intelligent and aspiring to be a photographer or artist. I am so proud of them words cannot describe. The love I feel for my children could fill the oceans of several planets.
As I sit and write these next lines it’s through tears of frustration and anger. How can people let these kinds of acts take place? Barack Obama, during his campaign was asked about this practice and although he didn’t tacitly support it he didn’t readily denounce it either. To “pro choice” proponents a child isn’t a child until the mother wants it. From this point on I will no longer use the words Pro Choice. These people that support the right to abortions are simply and undeniably “Pro Abortion”, “Pro Murder” and I have such a dislike for them now. Don’t preach to me about the rights of the mother, what of the rights of the unborn? Don’t they have the right to breath air, go to school, get their first skinned knee, their first crush, get their drivers license, go to a dance for God sakes? Doesn’t a baby have the right to experience life as we do? Why can’t we say if you don’t want the baby then place it for adoption? Can’t science figure out a way, if a mother doesn’t want to carry a baby, can’t we “move” the baby from one womb to a surrogate?
Even as I write this, I realize, it’s all in vain. Tomorrow morning someone else will decide they don’t want a baby and it will be done again. It’s not going to change, if anything it’s going to become more accepted. People have gotten numb. The world is crazy, so why shouldn’t we just go along for the ride? Does this make me cynical, yeah I think it does, but what else can I be, hopeful isn’t…it just isn’t there.