Say police are called to a nursing home where at least two eye witnesses identify a staffer they saw put a plastic bag over a little old lady’s head as she sat in her wheelchair and suffocate her to death.

How long do you think it would take authorities to issue an arrest warrant?

That is a question I have for Miami-Dade state attorneys.

On July 20, police in Hialeah, Fla., were called to a crime scene where at least two eyewitnesses later identified a person who zipped a moving baby gasping for air into a biohazard bag and dumped the baby in the trash.

Twenty-seven days later, that murderer has not been arrested.

Furthermore, witnesses have alleged additional crimes of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.

But the wrinkle is these crimes were committed at an abortion mill by a clinic worker, and the victim was a live aborted baby. The wheels of justice move slowly, sometimes never, when it comes to crimes committed by abortionists.

While the Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 clarified that a living baby, no matter what gestational age or circumstance of birth, is a legal person, Miami-Dade state attorneys have been reticent to press charges against the Hialeah baby’s murderer.

In fact, they are still questioning whether a murder was committed at all.

Hialeah Deputy Police Chief Mark Overton told me the medical examiner has determined the baby was born alive.

But he and other sources have told me that state attorneys are now investigating whether the baby was viable.

This is an irrelevant point, even though at 23 weeks of age the baby was potentially viable. In no other arena do homicide investigators wonder before prosecuting how long victims might have lived on their own had they not been murdered.

Here’s the sequence of events, told to me by another source within the Hialeah Police Department who wishes to remain unnamed.

On July 19, an 18-year-old went to A Gyn Diagnostic Center at 3671 West 16th Avenue in Hialeah to start a late-term abortion procedure. Laminaria (seaweed sticks that look like matchsticks) were inserted into her cervix to slowly force it open. Laminaria expand when wetted.

Workers told the girl to return to the clinic the morning of July 20 to finish the abortion.

She arrived at 9:30 a.m., complaining of abdominal pain. She was told the abortionist, allegedly Frantz Bazile, had not yet arrived and to wait in the recovery room.

Sometime between 2-2:30 p.m., while still waiting for Bazile, she gave birth to a baby, with at least one clinic worker allegedly present. Both saw the baby gasping for air and “moving like a normal baby would move,” stated the source.

After five minutes, a staffer came in to the room, cut the umbilical cord, put the living baby in a red biohazard bag and threw the baby in the trash. Overton confirmed this person was clinic owner Belkis Gonzalez.

That same day, someone anonymously called 911 and reported a baby was born alive at the mill and killed. When police arrived, the clinic was closed for the day, so they could not go inside.

On July 21, an informant gave police the mother’s name, and she provided enough information to get a search warrant.

On July 22, police served a search warrant at the abortion mill but could find no baby.

On July 29, police received a tip that the baby was back inside the clinic. The tipster said workers had placed the baby on the clinic roof while police were searching the clinic and put the baby back in the trash when they thought the coast was clear.

The police returned, finding the baby’s decomposed body in a box they had previously searched.

All Hialeah Police Department officials to whom I have spoken are adamant this is a homicide case.

Overton went so far as to say if state attorneys come back with anything other than homicide charges against Gonzalez, “I will make a request to have the case reviewed by a higher authority and go to the media, regardless of the outcome.”

A Miami-Dade state attorney told me his office has no comment. I hope they are working to present the airtight homicide case this asphyxiated baby deserves rather than working to poke holes in it.

When it comes to abortion, however, it seems increasingly difficult to distinguish between legal and illegal homicide.

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