"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.