The Thomas More Society has filed a case against abortion doctor Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique, Belkis Gonzalez, a staff member of one clinic, and other staff at two separate abortion clinics, A Woman's Care in north Miami and A Gyn. of Hialeah, where a live birth occurred.
Tom Pennekamp, a Miami attorney, who is also a past president of the Dade County Bar Association, is representing Sycloria Williams, the woman who birthed the child in 2006 at the age of 18, under the umbrella of the Thomas More Society, according to Baptist Press.
Renelique, Gonzalez, clinics and staff are being sued for wrongful death, medical negligence and personal injury. Renelique's medical license has already been revoked by the Florida Board of Medicine.
Alarming details from BP:
"...After waiting about two hours for the doctor to arrive, Williams began feeling nauseated and was placed in a patient waiting room, given a robe and told to lie down. At 2 o'clock that day -- and with Renelique still not at the clinic and no one in the room -- Williams felt an immense pain and delivered a baby girl. The staff began screaming "and pandemonium ensued," and Williams "watched in horror and shock as her baby writhed with her chest rising and falling as she breathed," a civil lawsuit filed in January on Williams' behalf states.With the baby trying to breath, a staff member, Belkis Gonzalez, who has no medical license, came in the room and used orange shears to cut the umbilical cord, the suit states. She then "scooped up the baby," the placenta and afterbirth, placed everything in a red plastic biohazard bag, sealed it and tossed it into a trash can. Renelique later arrived and told her the "hard part was over," the suit states. He gave her an IV and a shot, cleaned her up and sent her home, the suit says....
...A series of anonymous calls helped police find the baby's body. One call told them it was hidden on the clinic's roof, but police were unable to find it, the suit states. A follow-up phone call led police to find the body in a cardboard box in a clinic closet."
BP also reported that an autopsy revealed the baby (Shanice) had air in her lungs and was trying to breathe when she died. The president and chief council of the Thomas More Society, Tom Brejcha, said the umbilical cord was not tied, allowing the infant to bleed to death.
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