Horror: NYC woman performs “self-abortion”, media eager to assist
posted at 8:53 am on December 2, 2011 by Jorge Bonilla
I never cease to be appalled by our media’s fanatical adherence to its agenda and to its templates. The latest instance comes to us from the AP via WaPo:
Authorities are investigating whether a woman whose fetus was found among trash illegally ended her pregnancy by drinking an herbal concoction billed as an abortion-causing tea, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss details not made public. The woman, Yaribely Almonte, 20, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of self-abortion after police said her fetus was discovered in a yellow bucket near her Manhattan apartment building. She was released with an order to appear in court in January.
Several questions beg to be asked:
First, by virtue of the fact that the “fetus” was (a) beyond 24 weeks and (b) labor was induced, isn’t it reasonable to infer that this was no longer a fetus but quite possibly a live birth? The headline from the NY Daily News’ story would, at the very least, seem to acknowledge that possibility (even if the story reverts to form).
Second, shouldn’t we wait for the M.E. to determine cause of death before rushing to charge Ms. Almonte with operating as an Unlicensed Reproductive Health Practitioner? I’m also curious to see the toxicology findings here. I am fairly certain that we will find that labor was induced by something other than this Magical Hispanic Abortion Tea. Which, by the way, WaPo is quick to endorse and explain away as some sort of “otherness” that is beyond our troglodyte comprehension.
If so, I want to know who spiked the tea. See, these are the kinds of questions that we once expected responsible media to ask, before they resorted to building templates and framing narratives…which, in this case, consists of copy/pasting Planned Parenthood jargon and talking points.
If the ME determines that this child was, in fact, born alive; will the Southern District of New York press charges under the Born Alive Act? Will the New York County District Attorney amend the charges to murder? If this, in fact, proves to be the murder of an abortion survivor, then it is no different than the atrocities in Philly.
I held your same hopes, Captain. I sure did.
A Spanish-language version of this post is available at El Tercer Riel (The Third Rail).