Florida House Calls for Criminal Charges in Case of Newborn Killed at Abortion Facility

The Florida House of Representatives has issued a letter to State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle calling for criminal charges to be filed against all involved in the death of a viable baby that was born alive at a Hialeah abortion clinic in 2007.

The baby, Shanice Denise Osbourne, was delivered by unlicensed abortion worker Belkis Gonzalez, who cut the baby’s umbilical cord with a pair of office scissors, then, while she was moving and struggling to breathe, shoved her into a plastic bag and tossed her in the trash. Gonzalez later stashed the baby’s body on the abortion clinic roof to hide it from authorities.

Abortionist Pierre Renelique did not show up for the scheduled abortion and arrived only after the baby had been delivered and killed. Last week, the Florida Medical Board revoked his medical license based on his negligence in this case. A civil suit was filed against those responsible for Shanice’s death earlier this month.

The letter, dated February 17, 2009 and signed by at least 40 members of the Florida House of Representatives, says to Rundle, “The undersigned Members of the Florida Legislature from both sides of the debate on this issue strongly urge you to take appropriate action against the individuals involved in these morally reprehensible acts.”

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman commented on the recent development in the case, saying, “We know every detail of how this living baby was killed and we know who did the killing. There’s nothing left to investigate. It’s time to bring those responsible for his heinous crime to justice.”

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Lawsuit Filed for Baby Born Alive at Abortion Clinic then Killed and Hidden from Police

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