Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034; both of Operation Rescue
HIALEAH, Fl., July 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- Police in Hialeah, Florida, have closed an abortion clinic after discovery of a dead 22-week old baby that a tipster said was born alive and killed by clinic staff. Police are conducting a homicide investigation while an autopsy is being performed on the infant’s body.
Operation Rescue will call for all clinic personnel, including abortionist Frantz Bazile, owners Belkis Gonzalez and Siomara Senises, to be prosecuted under the Federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act if the autopsy indicates the baby was alive at birth.
Police have told reporters that an 18-year old girl who was 22 weeks pregnant went to A Gynecologists Diagnostic Center in the Miami suburb of Hialeah for an abortion and returned the following day in severe pain. She was informed that no doctor was present and was taken to a recovery area, where she delivered her premature baby. The baby was then taken from her and killed, according to the police informant, believed to be a clinic worker.
Police eventually discovered the baby’s body while executing a search warrant.
This is the second reported incident in recent months of an infant born alive at a Florida abortion mill. In April, 2005, a woman named Angele gave birth to Baby Rowan at Orlando Women’s Center operated by James Pendergraft. Angel’s cries for help for her baby were ignored and Rowan died.
This is not A Gynecologists Diagnostic Center’s first run-in with the law. A sister abortion clinic in Miramar, Florida, was closed last year after it was discovered that their abortionist had no medical license.
“We must demand that Florida authorities uphold the law,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Women and babies are continuously endangered at what can only be described as dangerous human ‘chop shops.’ That is why we are calling for Federal prosecution under the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.”
“We, as a nation, need to come out of denial and face the true state of crisis that exists at the nation’s abortion mills,” said Newman. “The facts are that shoddy conditions and shoddier abortionists are the rule and not the exception. The only way to prevent horrific tragedies like this is to ban abortion in our country, and help women get connected to the resources and support that is amply available to them in our communities.”
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Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian organizations in the nation. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre- born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.