An investigation by Jillian May Melchior for the National Review shows that the horrific and illegal practices within Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion mill are not unique to his House of Horrors. The article focuses on three facilities in Miami, Hialeah, and Miramar located in Florida, operated by Frantz Bazile, Belkis Gonzalez, and Siomara Senises.
The abortionists working at the trio’s facilities included Bazile himself (currently doing abortions at Hialeah) and Robelto Osborne, both of whom botched at least one abortion, causing damage to a patients’ body. Osborne continued working at the Miramar facility despite having his medical licence revoked in 2004.
In July 2006, Sycloria Williams went to the A Gyn Diagnostic Center in Hialeah to complete the abortion begun by abortionist Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique. The abortionist did not show up on time and Williams delivered a live baby, which she told police was “moving and making noises for approximately five minutes.” As the staff panicked, Gonzalez ran into the room and cut the umbilical cord without clamping it shut, which would have caused the baby to lose blood, causing brain damage. According to the findings of the Department of Health, Gonzalez put the baby in a plastic bag and dumped it in the trash. The abortionist arrived afterwards and nobody called 911.
After receiving an anonymous tip, police investigators found unsanitary conditions in the abortion mill. Boxes of aborted baby remains were placed behind the chairs where patients sat in the recovery room. Renelique’s medical licence was restricted in 2007 and revoked in 2009. He moved to New York, where he was first put on two year probation, but allowed to continue practicing.
In 2006, Gonzalez was arrested for unlicensed medical practice. Despite only attending university for six months, she had claimed to be a medical assistant. She was sentenced to five years probation in 2007 with a ban on operating or working within the health care industry. Operation of the abortion mills was transferred to her close relations and after her probation ended, Gonzalez returned to the Miramar offices and now owns the facility according to an employee.
Anthony Rodriguez, the homicide detective that led the Williams investigation, said he thinks Gonzalez got away with murder because the state attorney’s office did not consider the preterm baby to be a human. Other serious charges were filed against Gonzalez, but the case mysteriously fell apart. “Whether (Gonzalez) is running it or not, does it matter? The state supports what they did. Even as horrific an event as it was . . . the law supports what they did that day,” said Mike Overton, former Hialeah deputy police chief.