An abortion clinic owner is accused of delivering a live baby during a botched procedure and then throwing the infant away. Belkis Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Tuesday and charged with practicing medicine without a license and tampering with evidence, both felonies, said Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office. If found guilty, Gonzalez would face at least a year in prison and up to 15 years.
I was pretty outraged that the charges were practicing medicine without a license, etc. I thought they should include murder, or at the very least, manslaughter. But then I saw this part of the story:
Authorities were unable to definitively determine the cause of death--and Gonzalez's role in it--because the baby's body had decomposed by the time it was found eight days later, said Griffith, the attorney's office spokesman.
Covering up the alleged crime clearly paid in this case. I also hope the Feds weigh in with a violation of the Infant Born Alive Protection Act.