Against recommendations by the parole board, Supreme Court Judge Gary Nickerson released Rapin Osathanondh. For the crime of killing 22-year old Laura Hope Smith, during a botched abortion in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in 2007, his sentence was six months of incarceration with parole eligibility after three, to be followed by nine months of home confinement and three years probation. He did surrender his medical license and closed both of his abortion offices but today he goes free, having served less than half of that sentence. The original sentence is an insult, but this really is a supreme insult.
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.
There are far more injuries than are reported with mental and physical suffering for years after abortions. There are many who suffer in silence, even becoming sterile after abortions. Aspirin is regulated at schools but abortions continue to get the green light even in the face of death. God help us.