I want to hear Wilbur's take on this situation.
Well, this isn't a "botched abortion", it's just murder.
The baby was delivered, alive and well and the doctor killed it, simple as. Abortion doesn't come into it (with the exception that the mother tried to have it done).
The doctor or clinic staff committed murder by placing a baby born alive into a plastic bag. I think it's pretty clear cut, whatever one's legal opinion of abortion may be. The clinic should have called for an ambulance for the baby immediately after delivering it. The legal issues of parental relinquishment of rights or adoption can be worked out later.
This is likely a rare occurence, but perhaps the law needs to be made more specific in similar situations, so that then the abortion providers can have clear procedural guidelines to follow in the future.
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