Today I saw an article titled Illinois mom who left newborn to freeze to death given 50-year sentence. In this article it reports that a 32 year old woman hid her pregnancy and gave birth alone, disposing of the bloody clothing and leaving the baby alongside the road to freeze to death. Apparently they found the remains of two other baby girls in the woman’s trunk. The prosecutors dropped 11 other murder charges because she pled guilty to this one murder. All of this happened in 2004 when this woman was 23 years old and she apparently had been pregnant twice before.
I am confused about several things. If this woman had this baby and left her to die on the road (which is without a doubt a horrific thing to do) why was she facing 11 or 12 charges. As far as I know you can only murder someone once. Did she have 11 babies that they aren’t reporting on? If that’s the case did she first get pregnant when she was 12 and get pregnant every year there after or did she have multiple births? Disposing of the remains must have gotten difficult. No wonder she was tripped up. Now it is a given that I don’t have a clue about how the law works, but it seems to me that you can only kill someone one time. But this is really a periphery issue.
Another odd thing is that in all of the articles I read no one mentioned, why? What was her motive? Not that she’s not guilty, she admitted it. But what led her to do this, not once apparently but twice before? Surely she’s not sane? Sane people do not act this way. If she’s not sane shouldn’t she be sent somewhere that she can be helped and then sent back to prison. I see this woman managing to get pregnant in jail (after all that seems to happen quite frequently) and doing something similar while in jail. Where is the disconnect? Of course she’s from Illinois the home state of our abortion loving first family (don’t get punished with a baby, you know) so I’m not terribly surprised. That said even pro abortion supporters seem to find this behavior abhorrent, which brings me to the other issue that confuses me.
What really is the difference between this case and the thousands or hundreds of thousands of babies stabbed in the back of the head by an abortionist while still in the birth canal. Babies that would have been born alive if only their head had come out faster. Then again this is Illinois, the same state that tried to pass measures to protect the lives of babies born after botched abortions and where our president sought to block medical aid to said babies. Barak Obama has made his pro abortion sentiments known for years and he sided with abortionists on this piece of legislation in 2001 and again in 2002. He claims he would have supported the bills if the contained the same language as the federal law, but they were amended to have the same wording, and he still opposed the bills.
Then there is this from the champions of a woman’s right to murder her own infant, Planned Parenthood. Begun by Margaret Sanger, eugenist and racist this organization champions the right of women to ultimate control over their bodies and apparently any thing the comes out of said body. I looked on the big 4 web sites (CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS) and could find NO articles on the above event. It was as if Alisa LaPolt Snow the woman in the video, never stood before Florida legislators and told them that she had no information what would happen to a child laying on the abortion table fighting for life. Apparently that was above her pay grade. What she did say was;
“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” Snow said, apparently unaware that such an act constitutes murder under most any other circumstances.” (naturalnews.com)
So let me get this straight. If a woman by herself disposes of an unwanted infant she gets 50 or 60 years in prison. If a woman allows an abortionist to dispatch said unwanted infant she not only get her abortion paid for, she goes free to be impregnated again, with impunity. Life is so unbearably complex. We put people in jail for the murder and abuse of children and we put them in jail a long, long time. What could be more abusive than the murder of an innocent life. We have become so schizophrenic in our thinking about abortion that it has lead to this. Sesame Street famously (long ago now, it’s not politically correct anymore) stated that if it breathes, eats and grows that is how you know, it’s alive. Infants in the womb who can breath, eat and grow if delivered are alive and when you kill someone that is alive that is murder.
How can we charge someone with double murder who shoots and kills a mother and her unborn child and yet we do, if the infant is not alive? We must come to a intelligent, cogent, moral decision on this issue, because we are damaging ourselves and untold generations by our willingness to play “God”, in deciding who lives and who dies. How long before we will be deciding if someones quality of life is appropriate or if they should be dispatched to “ease their suffering” or more likely to ease the suffering or burden of the family or the state? The slippery slope begun by Roe vs Wade has not yet achieved critical mass but it soon will.
A country can be judged on how it treats it’s most vulnerable members. What will history say of us? I’m afraid to even guess.