Baby born alive at Florida clinic, no charges filed

An anonymous call tipped off investigators that a baby was born alive after an abortion at a Florida abortion clinic. When authorities went to the clinic, they could not find a body. It was later revealed that workers had hidden the body by throwing it on the roof of the clinic. It was determined that the baby was born alive.

When asked if the clinic would be prosecuted, Assistant State Attorney Kathleen Hoague said:

“There are lots of questions that medically I don’t have the answer to yet. You’re talking about a fetus that could be aborted legally.”

Even though the baby was born alive, charges were never pressed. Authorities said the baby was too young to have had a good chance at living a normal life should the child have been given medical treatment.

Pro-Life activist Jill Staneck said:

“In no other homicide investigation do you wonder how long would this person have lived had she not been murdered.”

Susannah A. Nesmith, David Ovalle and Jacob Goldstein “Fetus’ age key to possible charges against Hialeah abortion clinic: Prosecutors looking into the case of a Hialeah abortion clinic where a baby was born alive are weighing whether to file criminal charges”  Miami Herald Sep 17, 2006

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Author: Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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