If a woman takes her child’s life after he is born, it is murder and she can be prosecuted. If she has her child’s life taken by a certain point after conception, then it is a legal abortion and she is defended for having exercised her “right to choose.”
Check out this report from foxnews.com:
A British student has been accused of suffocating her newborn son while on vacation with her sister and girlfriends in Crete, The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported.
Leah Andrew, 20, allegedly gave birth to the boy–5lbs 8ounces–in a hotel room and then killed him afterward. His body was reportedly wrapped in a towl, according to The Mail.
Andrew was vacationing with her sister Lydia, 24, and a group of friends who were unaware of her pregnancy. According to The Mail, Andrew went out the night before, but later complained of stomach pains. Her friends later found her bleeding heavily in the hotel room, The Mail said.
Andrew reportedly told police the baby was stillborn and was wrapped in a towel because she believed he was cold. A Greek coroner disagreed however, arguing that the child had been born healthy but had been suffocated, The Mail reported.
According to The Mail, Andrew, who has two other children, may face up to 20 years if convicted.
What many people refuse to recognize is that we are dealing with a distinction without a difference. The child is dead, regardless of when his life is taken. People are appalled that a young woman may have intentionally suffocated her child. People yawn if the child’s life is taken prior to birth by an abortionist.
Only a barbaric people would claim that it’s ethical to take a child’s life prior to birth. Only a hypocrite would condemn the woman who suffocates her born child while exonerating the woman who ends the life of her child via a legal abortion.