Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

February 6, 2009

Location, location, location.

This story has been in the news lately:  Florida Clinic Botched Abortion, Threw Out Live Baby

Lesson:  When the culture at large devalues human life, it naturally follows that it will be treated as trash. 

Lesson:  When a large portion of the nation votes into office a man who voted FOUR times to deny medical care to infants born alive after botched abortions (a scenario that happens around 40% of the time), it naturally follows that such instances will occur with more frequency. (see BAIPA legislation or sidebar)

A portion of the story: 

 TAMPA, Florida  —  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.

The story gets worse:

Williams arrived in the morning and was given more medication.

The Department of Health account continues as follows: Just before noon she began to feel ill. The clinic contacted Renelique. Two hours later, he still hadn’t shown up. Williams went into labor and delivered the baby.

“She came face to face with a human being,” Pennekamp said. “And that changed everything.”

The complaint says one of the clinic owners, Belkis Gonzalez came in and cut the umbilical cord with scissors, then placed the baby in a plastic bag, and the bag in a trash can.

Williams’ lawsuit offers a cruder account: She says Gonzalez knocked the baby off the recliner chair where she had given birth, onto the floor. The baby’s umbilical cord was not clamped, allowing her to bleed out. Gonzalez scooped the baby, placenta and afterbirth into a red plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.

Answer me this:  When it comes to the value placed upon human life, how is abortionist Dr. Renelique any different than our newly elected president?  Would Obama have done anything different in this situation based upon his pro-abortion record, which does not and cannot lie?  Obama once stated that he would never want his daughters “punished with a baby.”  What an outlook.   I guarantee Sycloria Williams’ life will never be the same, and that she would take the “punishment” of seeing her daughter given care than thrown out with the trash.  We all need to pray for this girl, who will suffer devastating emotional effects of the treatment both she and her baby were given for the rest of her life.  Abortion hurts women.  Come on, all you concerned feminists.  Where’s your outrage?

Obama also favors passing the Freedom of Choice Act, which, among other despicable things, would allow abortions to be performed at any stage of pregnancy, and would reverse the ban on partial birth abortion.  

This story is missing an obvious point, however.  Abortion is the taking of a human life.  Period.  And it all boils down to one thing:  location, location, location.  An abortionist is within his legal limits to take the life of a baby if it is inside the womb, but is able to be prosecuted for murder if the baby survives the maiming and is born alive (as it should be.)  But what confounds me is that there is such a discrepancy in consequence based on nothing other than a few inches.  Location.  Abortion people, do you feel stupid yet?  If not, you’re either a) warped or b) not overly bright.  Either way, I’m sorry for you. 

Again, Obama voted against the BAIPA legislation not once, not twice, but FOUR times, something that even the most liberal, pro-abortion members of Congress supported.  And he remains unapologetic for it.  And for this reason, Barack Obama sickens me, and for that, I remain unapologetic.

Abortion is the greatest evil we face.  And one either actively fights evil, or does nothing.  And to do nothing is to be complicit in the act.  We will all be held accountable for our action or inaction one day.  I take that wholly to heart.  I pray that others start doing the same.

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11 Comments »

  1. Great posts Lindy. From experience, it’s not in a terrorists nature to like the U.S. We knew more horrifying stories about abortion were coming with the election of Obama. We’ll be feeding bottle/bucket calves here again this spring! Plenty of good lessons in it for all, as you’ve nicely pointed out.

    Comment by Brian Bresnahan — February 7, 2009 @ 5:21 pm |Reply

  2. I hardly find abortion to “the greatest evil we face”. I am a supporter of Obama, and also of (from what I know of it) the BAIPA. I don’t know exactly why he doesn’t support it, but I think you may have missed the point of the article. This Florida facility has committed a gross violation – I don’t think that is the way that ANYONE pictures pictures abortion. What the staff did, as the article stated, “has shocked people on both sides of the abortion debate”. Although my religion prohibits abortion prohibits abortion for the purpose of avoiding an unexpected child (it is permissible in certain medical situations), it does not bother me to have others make this choice for themselves.

    Comment by TeacherJay — February 7, 2009 @ 10:38 pm |Reply

  3. TeacherJay: So, how do you picture abortion? I think one of the reasons that many people persist in supporting such a heinous act is precisely because they picture abortion as less than what it really is. I would suggest you base your perceptions of what an abortion is/looks like by familiarizing yourself with the realities: This is what abortion looks like: http://www.priestsforlife.org/images/index.htm (warning, disturbing and graphic images.)

    And some more bad news for you: Abortions are generally much WORSE than what was described in the article; The baby is usually torn limb from limb (no anesthesia, by the way) or burned with chemicals. You say that it does not bother you to have others make this choice for themselves: Are you okay with others making a choice (for another person) that that person be dismembered or burned to death?

    Another way to look at it: You are apparently one of the people who thinks that inches are all that matters. You’re fine with the destruction of the child as long as it’s inside the mother, but it’s horrifying only if the child has been born and we let it die? Please, explain yourself.

    What, pray tell, was the “gross violation” that took place at the FL clinic? (Other than the abortion itself?) According to nurse Jill Stanek’s testimony, around 40% of the abortions taking place at the hospital in Chicago where she worked resulted in the baby being born alive and then left to die. Do you agree, then, that all of these are “gross violations?” Or is it only a “gross violation” when the baby is knocked to the floor? Enlighten me.

    Obama is in favor of allowing partial birth abortion (via the Freedom of Choice Act), in which all of the baby is delivered except for the head. The abortionist then uses scissors to puncture the baby in the back of the neck, in order to gain access to the baby’s brain, which is then sucked out, the skull is collapsed, and then the rest of the baby is delivered. You’re okay with that? Do you still support Obama in this?

    No, I didn’t miss the point of the article. The only ones missing the point are the abortion-supporters, who somehow fail to recognize that killing the baby IN THE FIRST PLACE is wrong and horrifying.

    I’m trying to figure out if you fall into category A or category B from above. I’m thinking both?

    Comment by lindyborer — February 8, 2009 @ 9:23 am |Reply

  4. Abortion is a very violent act. I don’t dispute that. I believe that the soul starts at the moment of conception – there is no use in even debating when a fetus becomes a baby and when it has life – the soul is already alive, and therefore abortion at any stage is killing that soul. However, I don’t think it’s right to enforce my personal objection to it upon others. I believe that other adults are capable of making such decisions on their own and I must leave them to it. They should be given all of the information and then entrusted to do “the right thing”.

    Comment by TeacherJay — February 8, 2009 @ 9:58 pm |Reply

  5. Reply to teacher Jay. Do you hear what you just said? “I believe abortion is a ‘violent act’ on a new soul, an alive being. If others want to kill it, that’s their choice, not mine.” Back to the location issue. Why is it OK when it’s done inside the mother’s womb, and it’s against the law when it’s outside of the womb? When is killing a baby, whether inside the womb, or outside of the womb, EVER the right thing? Our consciences have been “seared” on the abortion issue. By the way, abortion clinics almost never give ALL of the information. If most girls are shown an ultrasound image of their baby, they will not have it dismembered or burned, and then extracted.

    Comment by Dee — February 9, 2009 @ 10:10 am |Reply

  6. Dee – please don’t put words that I never wrote in quotes and attribute them to me. You changed my words. That’s irresponsible, and I have no interest in continuing a debate with you.

    Comment by TeacherJay — February 9, 2009 @ 12:39 pm |Reply

  7. Dee: TeacherJay is deluded. TeacherJay doesn’t want to continue a debate with you or I because he is apparently not very good at debating, and lost this one handily, and can’t admit it.

    He most definitely said that abortion is a violent act performed upon a human soul. It’s right there. Comment #4. And he’s STILL okay with abortion!

    I have some questions. Where does TeacherJay teach? Who does TeacherJay teach? Let’s find out so that we may keep our children as far away from TeacherJay and his dangerous thought processes as we can.

    TeacherJay: Murder is a violent act that takes the soul of another. How stupid does it sound to say, “I’m personally opposed to murder, but I’d hate to impose my beliefs on anyone else who might want to murder someone”?

    According to your line of reasoning, we should do away with the illegality of murder and just “trust people to do the right thing.” Sure.

    I’d say that you need do some re-examining.

    Comment by lindyborer — February 9, 2009 @ 12:55 pm |Reply

  8. Excuse me, TeacherJay. You said, and I quote, “Abortion is a very violent act.” I misquoted you as saying it was just a “violent act”. TeacherJay, are you even comprehending what you are saying or just parroting what you’ve been programmed to receive? I think most people who support pro choice ideas, do just that. They parrot what sounds acceptable and don’t bother to think about the truth of the matter.

    Comment by Dee — February 9, 2009 @ 3:20 pm |Reply

  9. I don’t feel that I’ve lost anything, Lindy, nor am I deluded, nor am I parroting back anyone else’s programming. I am capable of thinking for myself, and I believe that most other people are as well, and capable of making a decision regarding abortion. Assuming that a woman is following federal law, having an abortion is her decision and relies on her conscience. Not mine. Your comments are attempting to put words in my mouth and instead of debating the issue you and your readers seem to be attacking me, instead.

    Comment by TeacherJay — February 9, 2009 @ 7:01 pm |Reply

  10. I think that you’re incredibly deceived. By your own admission, you believe abortion to be a very violent act. YET YOU STILL THINK IT’S OKAY. I’m sorry if I offend you, but that mindset frightens me. I would prefer not to leave things like “murder” to peoples’ consciences. How horrifying.

    At this rate, I don’t think it is even possible to debate the issue with you; you’re too far gone, and are blinded to what even you are admitting.

    I will pray that your mind and heart open themselves up to the possiblity that abortion is wrong and that attempts to rationalize it are equally wrong.

    Comment by lindyborer — February 10, 2009 @ 9:41 am |Reply

  11. TeacherJay, In your defense, you understand abortion in legal terms, and because Federal Law permits it, then who are we to judge? We happen to think that a lot of people are misled to accept abortion, precisely because our government has legalized it. Hence, we must question the wisdom of our government…many women are hurt by this misunderstanding and 50 million babies have lost their lives since abortion was “legalized”. Please tell us why you think it should be legal. We are not attacking you, just the inconsistency of your ideas.

    Comment by Dee — February 10, 2009 @ 11:00 am |Reply


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