Florida House Calls For Criminal Charges In Hialeah Abortion Clinic Death

OR stands in support of the Christian Defense Coalition press conference tomorrow that will demand answers in wake of a legislative letter, the revocation of the abortionist’s license, and the filing of a civil suit

Miami, FL – 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.

In a letter dated February 17, 2009, House Speaker Ray Sansom told 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.”

Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Washington, DC based Christian Defense Coalition, will hold a press conference on Friday, February 20, 2009, outside the State Attorney’s office in Miami, and will attempt to meet with the State Attorney to determine the progress of the case.

The news conference will be held in front of the E.R. Graham Building, 1350 N.W. 12th Ave. in Miami at 11:00 A.M. The public is invited to attend.

“We stand in solidarity with the Christian Defense Coalition in demanding answers as to why, two and a half years after the fact, criminal charges have not been filed in Shanice’s murder,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “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.”

Read a draft copy of the letter from the Florida House of Representatives

  • tobra

    Miss Gonzalez looks so innocent, but looks can be deceiving.