By Kathleen Gilbert
MIRAMAR, Florida, March 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A South Florida woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly forcing her daughter to abort her unborn child via premature labor, and throwing her grandchild, who may have been born alive, in the garbage.
Florida’s WFOR CBS 4 reports that 39-year-old Tonuya Rainey admitted to police that she illegally gave abortion-inducing medication to her 16-year-old daughter because Rainey did not want the child.
The teenager told police that her mother had her take the pills before Rainey left for the evening to attend a nightclub. The teenager says she gave birth to the child later that evening over a toilet. Police say Rainey admits to putting the infant in a garbage bag and dumping it in a community subdivision trash can.
A police report says the teen told police that the baby was "moving his hands and breathing" after he was born. Rainey denied the child was born alive. Police were unable to recover the body. Reports are unclear as to the baby’s gestational age.
Rainey was charged with termination of pregnancy, unlicensed practice of health care, child abuse and improper disposal of human remains, and is being held on a $100,000 bond.
Calls to the Miramar Police Department made by LifeSiteNews.com for further information were unanswered as of press time.