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17 / 09 / 2010 - American Abortionist receives jail sentence for death of 22-year-old
A doctor in Massachusetts was sentenced to six months in prison on manslaughter charges Tuesday for the death of a 22-year-old who sought an abortion from him in 2007.
Rapin Osathanondh, 67, was sentenced after pleading guilty on Sept. 13 for the killing of 22-year-old Laura Hope Smith.
Osathanondh will serve three months in a county jail after which parole will be likely and then serve nine months under home confinement with an electronic monitoring device. Additionally, the abortionist is barred from practicing medicine and teaching, stated a plea agreement.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Smith was 13 weeks pregnant when she sought out Osathanondh for an abortion in his Cape Cod office in 2007. She died later that day.
Prosecutors in the case charged Osathanondh with manslaughter, stating that the doctor failed to monitor her while she was under anesthesia, did not call 911 promptly when her heart stopped, and later tried to cover up his actions.
The AP reported that the woman's father, Tom Smith, recalled that he and his wife, Eileen, adopted Laura from an orphanage in her native Honduras. The young woman studied cosmetology in high school and sang in a choral group.
“Today, justice was done,” said pro-life group Operation Rescue president Troy Newman. “Our condolences and prayers continue to be with the Smith family, who showed such an amazing strength of faith and courage throughout this ordeal.”
“This conviction is an object lesson to prosecutors across the nation that abortionists can and should be held criminally accountable to the law for the sake of justice and public safety,” added Newman, who helped advise Eileen Smith to file complaints after her daughter's death.
“We hope today's sentencing will encourage prosecutors to file criminal charges against abortionists who are breaking the law,” he noted. “Leaving these kinds of cases to the medical boards and civil courts is simply not good enough.”
Source: EWTN News