Botched Abortion Ignites Controversy in Florida
On October 7, 2009 At 8:47 am
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Critics want murder charges brought against Belkis Gonzalez, a clinician who is about to go on trial for the death of a baby during a botched abortion that took place in Florida in 2006.
When the pregnant mother went in for a late term abortion, she started to give birth. Gonzalez went ahead with the abortion and then hid the evidence. Authorities are charging the Gonzalez with two felony counts for unlicensed health care resulting in death and tampering with evidence. If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison.
A local preacher wants murder charges filed against Gonzalez, even though Florida allows late term abortions. Pro-lifers hope that a murder charge would help bring about a ban on late term abortions.
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