Saturday, September 17, 2011

Infanticide: The Next Step When Abortion is "Okay"

You know when you see a story online or on the news and your stomach instantly starts to knot up because you know that evil and moral relativism have just been taken to a whole new level, a level that you'd long suspected (and feared) was coming, but are sad to see arrive just the same.  
A judge in Canada ushered in the next step in the logical progression of devaluing human life.  The pro-death camp has long scoffed at pro-lifers who say that infanticide is the next logical step when a country says that life only has as much value as a mother decides to give it.   The US has tiptoed up to the line as pro-death politicians have argued the babies who survive abortions shouldn't be helped, but should be left to die (that'd be our President... and we elected him after he said it...).
Now Canadian Justice Joanne Veit has taken the next step, proving that the fear of this next monstrous step was completely justified:
"The Wetaskiwin, Alta., woman convicted of infanticide for killing her newborn son, was given a three-year suspended sentence Friday by an Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench judge. 
Katrina Effert was 19 on April 13, 2005, when she secretly gave birth in her parents' home, strangled the baby boy with her underwear and threw the body over a fence into a neighbour's yard. 
She silently wept as Justice Joanne Veit outlined the reasons for the suspended sentence. Effert will have to abide by conditions for the next three years but she won't spend time behind bars for strangling her newborn son.. 
...The fact that Canada has no abortion laws reflects that "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 childrbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support," she writes. 
The judge noted that infanticide laws and sentencing guidelines were not altered when the government made many changes to the Criminal Code in 2005, which she says shows that Canadians view the law as a "fair compromise of all the interests involved."
"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." 
Read the entire story here
Evil is alive and well in the world when you can strangle your newly born child, toss it over a fence and a judge will overrule a jury (or two) who finds you guilty of murder and let you go on your merry way.  

Infanticide is the next logical step when abortion is legal.  If you can kill your child in the womb just because you've decided it's not a child but a burden, then why can't you kill it when he or she is just a helpless little babe out in the world?  After all, if it's stressful to be pregnant it's really stressful for many women to adjust to having a newborn... and since the logic that determines what is "right" is apparently how we feel and what we want, then a woman feeling like she doesn't want to be a mom has the right to do just about anything that she wants to make sure her little bundle of joy doesn't interfere with her perpetually adolescent lifestyle, right?  

 Once the sanctity of life has been obliterated by rationalizing, the door is open for every evil to slip in, normalized by a society that just doesn't want to "judge" anyone as having done anything wrong.  


  1. I want to refer you to my most recent blog post on "An Auditor and a Gentleman". It clears up the misconceptions about this case.

    Abortion and Infanticide are horrible, horrible tragedies the world needs to be without.


  2. The head of Ethics at an Ivy League school has been quoted as saying parent should have the right to end their child's life up to the age of five, "if it will not have a meaningful existence" in their judgment. So Canada's action does not surprise me, it just saddens me.

  3. This is horrible! My Confirmation sponsor JUST told me about that the other day, I can't believe this. When Jesus comes back, a whole bunch of us are in a whole lot of trouble...
    Have mercy on us, oh Lord.

  4. I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to link my readers back to your site (this blog entry in particular). I can swap you out for another blogger, but your post happens to be best (in my opinion). Plus, I'd like to introduce more folks to your blog considering how much I enjoy it.

    Blessings, Cam.

  5. Hi Gina-
    I always appreciate links! :O)


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