Abortionist Released from Jail Against Recommendations in Abortion Manslaughter Case

December 8, 2010

BARSTABLE, Mass., (MetroCatholic) — Eileen Smith, who helped bring abortionist Rapin Osathanondh to justice for killing her 22-year old daughter, Laura Hope Smith during a botched abortion in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in 2007, tells Operation Rescue that Osathanondh has won a motion for early release from jail today after serving only half of his sentence.

According to Smith, Osathanondh will be fitted with a monitoring device and released today to serve out the remainder of his sentence in home confinement at his plush luxury home on Cape Cod.

The following is Eileen Smith’s statement on the release of the man who killed her daughter:

    “Rapin Osathanondh was granted a ‘revise and revoke’ motion on his sentence today by the same Judge who originally gave him the ‘light’ sentence. Once again the man who killed my daughter receives mercy while our daughter and family receive none. He will leave jail as soon as they get the bracelet on him for his ‘million dollar home’ confinement. Even though the Parole Board recently denied his parole because they said he was NOT remorseful for what he did, and he was the most ‘arrogant and callous person to ever ask for parole in their experience serving on the parole board’, the Judge disregarded the parole board’s comments and decision and granted him freedom to go home. Where is my daughter’s freedom to go home, Judge?”

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue states:

    “Today’s decision to release Laura’s killer was just plain wrong. We are very upset that Osathanondh was allowed to be released from jail early against the recommendation of the parole board. A three month incarceration for depriving a woman of her life trivializes her humanity and diminishes the human dignity of all women. As long as abortionist quacks who maim and butcher unsuspecting women and kill their innocent babies are slapped on the wrist and sent home, we can only expect their arrogant, ‘above the law’ attitudes to persist and the body count of dead abortion patients to rise.”

Osathanondh had agreed to a plea bargain on September 14, the third anniversary of Laura Smith’s death, that included six months of incarceration with parole eligibility after three, to be followed by nine months of home confinement and three years probation. He surrendered his medical license and closed both of his abortion offices.

About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates.

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