Volunteer Experts Stand Ready to Educate Police & Fire Departments
Mesa, AZ - June 5, 2009 - Arizona Right to Life is shocked and saddened to learn of the callous disregard by members of the Mesa Police and Fire departments concerning the body of a preborn baby found in a hotel room in Mesa on June 1, 2009. According to the East Valley Tribune, the 24-year-old mother suffered a miscarriage, and police and firefighters were called to the scene. Unsure of what to do with the 12 to 14-week-old baby after contacting supervisors, "a decision was ultimately made by one or more of the officers to flush the fetus down the toilet."
Arizona Right to Life calls upon Mayor Scott Smith and the Mesa City Council to initiate training for these departments immediately. Arizona Right to Life stands ready to assist with such education pertaining to the dignity of all human persons. Our staff of volunteer educators include doctors, nurses and lawyers who are ready to help the City of Mesa and its personnel so that this terrible incident never happens again.
The medical examiner's office, hospital, or Unexplained Infant Death Advisory Council should have been called to the scene to handle the body (ARS 36-2291).
The lack of respect for this little child reminds us of the corroding effects of the abortion culture and we demand that both police and fire departments be educated as to the humanity of the unborn child and the respect that every child deserves--even in death.
The Arizona Department of Health services reports that between 2003 and 2007, there were 2,702 stillbirths.
Human life at 12 weeks
Call Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to demand action!
Arizona Right to Life 602-285-0063
A non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)4 organization, Arizona Right to Life is committed to articulating and protecting the right to life of all human beings, born and unborn. This is accomplished by educating people on the value of every human life and by promoting and supporting pro-life legislation, public policy and elected officials. Arizona Right to Life is the oldest, largest and strongest pro-life organization in the State of Arizona.