UPDATE, 2/20, 1p: I’ve received confirmation that Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathleen Rundle has received a letter from the FL House Republicans (ee page 2) calling on her to prosecute the Baby Shanice murder case.
I called and spoke to Janet. I asked for Rundle,at 305-547-0535 Naturally Rundle and her Secretary, Ed Griffiths were out of the office so Janet asked if I would like to leave a messge and so I said yes, but first I needed to know if Rundle received the letter from the FL House of Reps. Janet said she didn’t know and so I said, “I’ll hold while you check on that.” Then she asked me my name again and I gave it to her. Janet came back and said she received the letter, so what is my message.
UPDATE, 2/17, 3:20p: Re: the last point on this post, word on the street is the FL House of Representatives is sending a letter to FL Attorney General Bill McCullom demanding prosecution for the murder of Baby Shanice.
His contact info if you’d like it:
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Jivin J drew attention to this story yesterday in The Weston Mercury, which will sound familiar to those following 22Weeks:
A mum who had to abort her baby son because he could have been left profoundly disabled by her medication blames doctors for failing to spot that she was pregnant….
The 24-year-old says she would have stopped taking the tablets immediately and dealt with any pain cause by her illness another way if she had known she was carrying her ‘beautiful’ son.
Instead she had to give birth to her him on a commode and he died in her arms just four minutes later.
About a week ago the Worle mum had been told it was too late for a straight-forward termination. So, on Friday she took a tablet to stop her baby’s heartbeat so she could deliver her dead child on Monday.
But the tablet did not work and Katie then had no choice but to deliver the 17-week-old foetus alive….
Katie… said: “They took him away from me to clean him up and then they put him in my arms and I said goodbye.
“I gave him a kiss and a cuddle and called him Cane-Philip. The memory of what he looked like will never go out of my head. He was so perfect, with his little fingers and toes…..
She says hospital doctors said her unborn child may have been left severely disabled because of the tablets she was taking.
Then there’s this story in the February 15 Times Online, featured as our quote of the day today:
Physical coercion to terminate a pregnancy or undergo sterilisation was banned by law in 2002 but numerous reports in the Chinese media claim that it still goes on.
Chinese women are daring to speak out themselves. Zhang Linla, who has a 4-year-old daughter, told a website in Shenzhen, on the border with Hong Kong, that she was subjected to a late forced abortion because she became pregnant again before the period officially allowed between births.
“Six days before the due date, 10 strong strangers came to my house, forced me into a truck then took me to a family planning clinic, where the doctor gave me an injection,” she said.
“The child began struggling in my womb and one of these scum even kicked me in the abdomen. Then the baby came out and they threw it into a rubbish bin. I could even see it was still moving.”
An even more horrifying story, reported on hundreds of websites, concerned a case of infanticide in Wuhan, central China, last September. A farmer named Huang Qiusheng said his wife, who was 9 months pregnant, gave birth to a live child despite being forced to submit to an injection to induce an abortion. The infant was thrown into a urinal.
The next day an elderly woman named Liu Zhuyu heard the child’s cries, rescued it, washed it and delivered it to a neonatal clinic. But the reports claim that five family planning officials confronted Liu, seized the child and killed it by throwing it to the ground.
Back in the U.S. I was heartened to be sent the following press release (click to enlarge) by the FL House Pro-Life Caucus calling for prosecutions for the murder of Shanice Osborne, the recent topic of a widespread Associated Press article.
[HT for press release: Ed Brophy]