The difference an inch makes

In America, personhood is often determined by an inch or less. If any portion of a baby's body remains in the birth canal then he or she is afforded no status as a person. Sometimes even after the baby is completely delivered they are treated like trash to be thrown away. This is the ugly truth behind activists, doctors, and politicians who fight proudly for a "woman's right to choose."

Thanks to Denny Burk for calling attention to an article in The Associated Press about a Florida doctor being investigated over a botched abortion. Remember that a botched abortion is when the baby is not successfully slaughtered.

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.

What Williams and the Health Department say happened next has shocked people on both sides of the abortion debate: 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.

Read the entire article HERE.

Also, check out Dr. Burk's post HERE.

Finally, a word to those of you who either support abortion rights or who are indifferent to this whole issue. If you are shocked and appalled at how this little girl was killed, then why not be shocked and appalled at the fact that if the doctor had arrived on time the same outrage would have occurred? The only difference would have been that the killing would have taken place in a different location.
- Denny Burk