Here's what acceptance of abortion does: you kill the unborn and then killing the already born becomes acceptable. Then comes the turn of the elderly and the disabled, and then of anyone whose existence is deemed too burdensome for society at 1 or 71 years of age. Hello euthanasia, eugenics, rationing of state-controlled healthcare.Sieg heil!
What matters in this story is not so much what that woman did and what would have been the appropriate penalties. We lack the necessary info about the circumstances. What really boggles the mind is the rationalization of it on behalf a soulless bureaucrat of moral relativism:Shock: No jail time for woman who strangled newborn because Canada accepts abortion, says judgehttp://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge- ... s-abortion
the "comprehensive approach" of the judge:
“while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support.”
Strangle away then!
“Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother,”
Naturally. Especially you, tovarish
judge. I'm sure you are very
Katrina Effert of Wetaskiwin, Alberta gave birth secretly in her parents’ downstairs bathroom on April 13, 2005, and then later strangled the newborn and threw his body over a fence. She was 19 at the time.
Pro-life advocates have warned for years that widespread acceptance of abortion will open the door to greater societal acceptance of infanticide, beginning with the euthanizing of disabled newborns. Infanticide proponent Peter Singer, a top ethicist at Princeton University, has said, for example, “there is no sharp distinction between the foetus and the newborn baby.”
Though he once was considered to be on the radical fringe, Singer’s views are becoming more mainstream. For example, the world’s most prestigious bioethics journal, The Hastings Center Report, published in 2008 an enthusiastic defense of the Netherlands’ practice of euthanizing newborns.
“Where will it end: a one month old child whose parent has decided is not worthy of life, a six month old child, a two year old child, a special needs child or how about a teenager?”
Don't worry, it looks
like a baby, but it's really just an "onerous demand". We shouldn't interfere with strangling and throwing "onerous demands" over the fence no?