Were abortion illegal, pro-aborts would be trumpeting the case below as evidence abortion should be legal. Otherwise desperate mothers are driven to dangerous acts, they’d say.
But abortion is legal. And its legality has only resulted in increased access to dangerous acts of abortion.
Because this abortion was committed at 7 months gestation, and all this mother did was take a medication stimulate premature delivery, chances are her baby was born alive. If so, will she be charged with murder? From FoxNews.com…
A south TX couple put an aborted 7-month-old fetus in a gift box under a Christmas tree after they were unable to flush the remains down a toilet, authorities alleged Monday.
Ruby Lee Medina, 31, and Javier Gonzalez, 37… have been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Bond was set Monday at $20k each….
San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said police found the fetus inside the woman’s trailer home Thursday after getting an anonymous tip.
Autopsy results are pending, but Gonzalez said police believe the woman used pills to induce an abortion Thursday, then called an ambulance after she began bleeding and told doctors she didn’t know where the fetus was.
The police chief said the couple tried to flush the fetus down the toilet, but that didn’t work.
“Apparently they cleaned up the fetus and they placed it inside a gift box under the Christmas tree,” the police chief said.
More from TheMonitor.com…
… Medina’s mother said she already named her unborn grandson, who was due in March 2010.
Instead, baby Noel was born last week during an apparent backroom abortion. The incident was punctuated by the unborn child’s father allegedly burying the fetus wrapped in a Christmas gift box in the back yard….
Medina and Javier Gonzalez, her married boyfriend, turned themselves in Monday afternoon at the San Juan Police Department. The parents are accused of inducing an abortion, wrapping the fetus up as a Christmas present and burying it in the yard at her residence….
Those alleged acts translate into abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering charges the couple faced at an arraignment Monday afternoon….
Gonzalez, 37, had 2 other children with Medina, even though he remains married to another woman.
The married man and his mistress could eventually face capital murder charges pending autopsy results or an Hidalgo Co. grand jury’s decision after prosecutors present them the case….
Medina, 31, delivered the fetus last week after she apparently took pills typically given during abortions, Perez said, adding that she did not know the drug’s name. Perez said her daughter told her she took the drugs brought over by friends from Reynosa to treat heartburn.
Instead, the pills apparently induced labor, with Medina delivering the fetus while sitting on the toilet in her bathroom….
The male fetus was cremated at an area morgue early Monday afternoon….
Police continue to investigate the case and the possibility that another fetus delivered by Medina during a similar incident may be buried at an area cemetery….. In addition to the abortion drugs, police suspect Medina had taken cocaine during the forced labor, the chief said….
Should the corpse abuse charge be upgraded to capital murder, Medina and Gonzalez could face the death penalty, if convicted. Medina told investigators the fetus was not breathing after she gave birth.
“The autopsy report will indicate what type of investigation we have and where we take it from there and if there’s any additional charges to file,” Chief Gonzalez said….
And more from TheMonitor.com…
TX is one of at least 19 states that have fetal homicide laws that apply to the earliest stages of pregnancy…. The law here in the Lone Star State defines an individual as a human being who is alive, including an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.
Otherwise healthy babies born at 28 weeks have a 90% chance of survival without physical or neurological impairment, according to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.