Pro-Life Group, Girls Mother Respond to Indictment of Abortion Practitioner
by Steven Ertelt
July 21, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life group has weighed in on news that abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh has been indicted in the legal abortion death of Laura Smith. Her mother, Eileen Smith, has responded as well and said she is glad he will likely be held accountable in her daughters abortion death.
Laura Hope Smith was just 22 years when she died during an abortion committed by Rapin Osathanondh last year.
Her mother, Eileen Smith, sought to bring justice for her daughter and shed light on the details and circumstances surrounding her death.
"I am ecstatic to hear such great news, Eileen told LifeNews.com. Nothing will bring my daughter back but it is comforting to know that justice is being brought for her death.
Eileen Smith said she hopes this indictment will help keep the pressure on other abortion practitioners who put womens health at risk.
"I hope this will make other abortionists take notice. I pray that I am an example to other mothers and that I will not stand alone in my crusade. Please join my voice, she said.
Meanwhile, Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, also commented on the new developments.
She told LifeNews.com, Laura deserved better than how she was treated by this abortionist and others who helped to cover up his misdeeds. Abortionists are not above the law. We are grateful for officials who enforce the law against abortionists who harm women."
Tammy Mosher, the state director of CWAs affiliate in Massachusetts, also commented on the indictment.
"This is an overwhelming breakthrough, she said.
It is saddening that this success comes at the expense of Laura’s life. I hope this will be a wake-up call to every woman and man to understand that a baby is not the only life lost in an abortion, she said.
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