An autopsy report has been released by Operation Rescue showing that a baby who died in a Florida abortion mill in July was born alive. Abortion facility staff placed the child still breathing and moving into a plastic medical waste bag.
Hialeah Police had previously stated that they were awaiting the results of an autopsy on the child's remains before pursuing possible charges.
On July 20, an 18-year-old woman went to a for-profit abortion facility owned by Belkis Gonzalez and Siomara Senises. She gave birth to a living baby girl while sitting in a recliner in the facility's recovery room. The child's mother, Sycloria Williams told police that she had watched her daughter moving and gasping for air for approximately five minutes.
The Dade County Medical Examiner report dated October 28, said that the baby died of "extreme prematurity" and lists no "contributory cause." The report lists the "manner of death" as "natural."
The report says that the child, who has since been named Shanice by her mother, then 22 weeks gestation, was delivered "and placed to the side. A staff member cut the umbilical cord and placed the neonate into a red biohazard bag."
"Witnesses, including the mother, indicate that the neonate was breathing and moving." The report says that children born so prematurely have 0% chance of survival.
"It doesn't matter if Shanice had a 100% or a 0% chance of survival. Once she was born, she was deserving of the same protections under the law as the rest of us," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "At the minimum, she should have been given comfort care. Shoving her into a plastic bag and tossing her onto a roof to die is just unconscionable."