Clinic Owner Arrested Over Botched Abortion

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A Florida abortion clinic owner accused of throwing a mother's live baby in the trash has been arrested.

Police took Belkis Gonzalez into custody, Tuesday, over suspicion of tampering with evidence and practicing healthcare without a license.

Gonzales is the owner of the GYN Diagnostic Center in Hialeah, Fla., where then 18-year-old Sycloria Williams was to get an abortion in July 2006.

Williams, however, ended up giving birth to a 23-week-old baby girl, after abortion doctor Pierre Jean-Jacques Renelique failed to show up on time for the procedure.

Williams had a change of heart after seeing the baby, but instead of caring for the newborn, she claims Belkins stuffed the baby girl in a plastic biohazard bag and threw her in the trash.

Autopsy reports confirmed the baby was born alive. A birth certificate was also made, according to the Miami Herald.

But experts later concluded that the baby's lungs were two underdeveloped to sustain life. For that reason, Gonzalez is not being charged with murder.

The two felonies she does face could result in 1 to 15 years in prison.

Renelique was also stripped of his medical license last month because of the pending lawsuit.

Williams is suing 13 medical workers total at the facility. Last year, local groups held a funeral for her baby.

Sources: CBN News, Miami Herald

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