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Posted on 02/06/2009 11:38:26 PM PST by malkee
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Board of Medicine revoked the license of a Florida doctor on Friday accused of medical malpractice in a botched abortion in which a live baby was delivered, but ended up dead in a cardboard box.
The board found Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique in violation of Florida statutes by committing medical malpractice, delegating responsibility to unlicensed personnel, and failing to keep an accurate medical record.
Renelique and his attorney declined to comment after the hearing.
The Department of Health said Renelique was scheduled to perform an abortion on a teenager who was 23 weeks pregnant in 2006. Sycloria Williams had been given drugs in advance to dilate her cervix.
According to the complaint, she gave birth at a Hialeah clinic after waiting hours for Renelique to arrive. The complaint said one of the clinic owners put the baby in a bag that was thrown away.
Police found the infants decomposing remains a week later.
A medical examiner determined the cause of death was extreme prematurity, the complaint states.
At Fridays hearing, Renelique told the board of his lifelong quest to be a doctor. He said there are generations of physicians in his family, and that he decided to follow the same path after seeing his father treat patients.
Renelique described saving a womans life during the second year of his medical residency in Haiti. He later left his home country to work and train in the United States. It was never his intention to do abortions, he said.
That was not part of my goals when I came to Florida, he said. But I had to do it to survive.
Though the proceeding was solely to determine whether Renelique should be disciplined, the physician revealed more details about what happened on the summer day when Williams came in for an abortion.
Renelique said he met the patient a day before the procedure.
According to the Department of Health, Renelique gave Williams laminaria, a drug that dilates the cervix. He said he told her to come in the next day at 10 a.m. for safety, and planned to later examine her before the abortion.
Renelique said that as he was en route to the clinic, he was called to treat another patient who was bleeding.
When he arrived to treat Williams, she was bleeding, but no one told him shed already delivered, Renelique said. He began the procedure, and realized there was no fetus. A sonogram detected nothing.
Thats when one of the employees came to me and said, Dr. Renelique, what are you looking for? he recalled. I said, Im looking for a fetus. And she said, What fetus?
The employee then told him that Williams had already delivered.
Why isn’t this murder?
And Hippocrates smiles!
/extreme sarcasm off
Someone get a rope. :-(
It it. Abortionists need to be tried following the precedents set at the Nuremburg trials, and at the trial of Eichman in Jerusalem. Like the Nazis executioners, everything the abortionists do is legal and accepted. It is, nonetheless, mass murder.
The systematic murder of babies by abortion is a crime against humanity. We need to hit the abortionists hard on this case.
The "American Idol" set has been assailed with conflicting moral and ethical messages from all quarters for so long that they are now, largely, immune to Truth.
When a man cannot determine why it is that he should believe A or B or C, he will choose "None of the above."
I am sure Obama will appoint him “Tzar” over embryonic stem cell research.
This is just like Adolf Eichman, who could claim to have saved the lives of a few Jews, and thought that somehow might negate his role in the mass murder of millions of others. He saved one woman's life. How many hundreds or thousands of babies did he murder?
“It was never his intention to do abortions, he said.”
And yet there he was, killing a newborn baby by stuffing it into a garbage bag to suffocate.
Should lose his head for this one too.
BS. He accepted money in exchange for murdering babies so he could survive? He could have gotten a job at Seven-Eleven. What he's saying is that he couldn't get a job as a doctor because he was too incompetent to be a physician, despite his medical degree from Haiti. Abortionists are the bottom feeders of the medical community.
I agree. He’s admitted to killing babies, there are appropriate consequences in a civilized society for individual who choose to do that.
Actually, most people don't want to be in the position of making a hard decision. The abortionists have framed the killing of human fetuses and embryos not as homicide, which it in fact is, but rather as hard dilemma. They like to hit us with the hard cases, such as rape, and put your average Joe and Jill in a position of deciding what is right and what is wrong for another person. Faced with that dilemma, most people balk and chose not to think about it. Abortionists typically lie while making their case, and say they are only in favor of “safe, legal, first term abortions,” when the fetus is “just a blob of cells.”
This case, however, is a smoking gun, and we need to hit the abortionists hard with it. There was nothing safe, legal or first term about it. A baby was deliberately suffocated, and there isn't a sane person who wouldn't be enraged over this.
President Obama supported and defended this sort of action in Illinois. He even went so far as to verbally attack the nurse who blew the whistle on this, and called her “a disgruntled employee.” He single handedly killed an ammendment designed to prevent babies form being killed after they survive abortions. See "Obama and the Born Alive Infant Protection Act." Generally speaking, President Obama is on record as approving of murder in this fashion.
If you check You-tube, you can find a recording of our president delineating a list of what he feels are good reasons justifying this conduct.
Very true, but only political calculus prevents us from calling the mothers to the same trial. They are the principals, the abortionists are hired guns.
In Illinois, babies that survived abortion at “Christ Hospital” (an institution affiliated with Mr. Obama’s church,) were placed next to the dirty bedpans in the soiled utility room and left to die. President Obama backed this program to the hilt, even killing the act that was meant to protect these children. See Obama and the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
President Obama later lied about it, thereby demonstrating that even those who enable the mass murder of children are sheepish when the murders are brought out into the light of day. The case is an outrage, and we need to hit the abortionists hard with this. Atrocities are committed every day in abortion clinics, but we rarely hear about them. Because of this unusual lawsuit, we have a good example of how abortionists function, and it's important that we make good use of this case.
Yes. During the war crime trials that followed WWII, not everyone who committed crimes was tried for them. Only the worst of the worst were brought to trial for what they had done.
In fact, most of the war crimes were simply overlooked out of political expediency and the fact that it would likely have involved executions on a massive scale. I think we’re in a very similar situation. The medical staff who enable this and the political organizers who made the murder of 50 million children possible need to be held accountable for what they have done. I think the appropriate charge would be for crimes against humanity.
I find these abortion posts to be very upsetting.
The knowledge that people actually exist who will kill an infant for money is deeply troubling.
What has brought us to this terrible place.
I’d rather die a horrible death than to cause even the accidental harming of a baby.
God help us.
Doctors from Haiti? God forbid.
Foreshadowing the future of Obamacare.
The mother brought a lawsuit following this abortion. It brought to light what is normally hidden about abortion. Abortion is not, as Mr. Obama says, a constitutional right. It's homicide perpetrated against the weakest of the weak. What abortionists do has no place in a civilized society. The mass murder of children by abortionists is taking place on a scale never dreamed of by the Nazis. We have to confront the abortionists with the truth of what they are doing.