Thursday, May 11, 2006

She "Chose" to Shoot Her Baby

You gotta love the so-called "Pro-Choice" crowd. They stop at nothing to keep people from realizing what is really involved when an abortion takes place, right down to downplaying the word "abortion" in their moniker. Now look at what the abortion rights crowd and their precious court decisions such as Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey have wrought. I am ashamed for our country because of this incident.

On February 23 of this year, a woman in Virginia who was nine months pregnant, shot herself in the stomach on the same day her baby was due. She did it with the sole intention of killing her baby. She already had two kids and decided that she didn't want a third. If she had waited a few hours and let the baby be born before shooting it, she would have spent the rest of her life in prison. Instead, since this full-term baby was still inside her womb, this woman faces no charges at all, save for filing a false police report - she originally told the police she was shot by a carjacker.

When I was younger, I was mildly "pro-choice". I went along with the whole, "It's her body" mumbo jumbo. Of course, it is her body, but when a woman is pregnant, now we have another body to protect as well. As I have grown older and wiser, I have remained "pro-choice", but in a different sense: The choice was made when the man and woman decided to get horizontal with each other. If you choose to have sex, you must be prepared for the consequences, no matter if you welcome them or fear them.

The situation we have now regarding abortion in this country is one of absolute lunacy. If a woman shoots herself in the stomach and kills her full-term baby, she gets off scot free. If she waits a few more hours until the baby is born, she goes to prison. I once read an account of a woman in, I believe, South Dakota, who was using drugs while pregnant. The prosecutor charged her with a crime for doing this. You wanna know how the woman got out of this mess? She got an abortion. She was in trouble for harming the unborn baby with her use of drugs, so she got out of trouble by killing her baby instead.

I usually stay away from the topic of abortion because people are so locked into their position on the subject, that changing their minds is usually not even an option. I guess I am an exception as my views have swung from pro-abortion to pro-life over the last decade. You could try to chalk it up to the fact that I am now a dad, but I had made my conversion before I was even married, let alone a father. But this story of a woman who will face no charge whatsoever in the killing of her baby makes me want to scream! How cheap life has become in our day and age. Because of our rampant use of and tolerance for abortion, I see our society as being little more respectable than the human-sacrificing Aztecs.

So I have to ask those who consider themselves "pro-choice", do you approve of this woman's "choice"? With the exception of blatantly harming herself in the process, how was what this woman did, any different from what goes on in abortion clinics everyday?

Good Day to You Sir, and God help us!


Anonymous said...

If you can't see the difference, the god help you. Asshole.

Darren said...

If someone else had killed her child, he or she would be rotting in prison.

And isn't it amazing how eerily quiet the NOW crowd was about Scott Peterson and his *double* murder? We even know the child-to-be's name.

Prepare for an onslaught from the it's-my-baby-and-I'll-kill-it-if-I-want-to crowd.

Chanman said...

To Anonymous,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I have given it some thought, and I concede that you are right, there is a difference between shooting your baby and getting an abortion. The woman could have gotten a late term (partial birth) abortion instead. Rather than shooting the baby through her abdomen, she could have had a doctor deliver the baby until the doctor could access the baby's head and neck, with the rest of the baby still inside the woman. Then the doctor would plunge some medical scissors into the base of the baby's skull, opening a hole wide enough for a vacuum tube to be inserted. Then, as the baby is kicking and fighting, it would have its brains sucked out through the vacuum tube. Once the baby is dead, then the body can be removed and dispensed with legally. Now that I think about it, if I were that woman's baby, I think I would rather be shot.

Thank you for helping me to see the error of my ways, and thank you again for your readership.


Super Mom said...

I think that you have made your position very clear and I fail to see why America is so stupid. Unfortunately there is much confusion with regard to a woman's right to do as she wishes with her body. As a woman I have the right to choose who touches me, I have the right to wear what I want and I have the right to choose who sticks their D*** in me. Right? I have the right to choose whether or not I want to be a mom. Great. What pro-choicers fail to realize is that abortion is being used for nothing more than a birth control method. HELLO? Don't let him stick his D*** in you? A condom? Birth control pills. Hell, get your tubes tied. Abortion has allowed women to choose responsibility when it is convenient for them. Don't get pregnant and then you would not have to worry about having a baby nine months later or having to murder a life just because the timing is inconvenient?
Now let me be clear that I do believe that a woman who has been raped or is pregnant due to incest should be able to terminate a pregnancy. But for women who are just running around having their babies sucked out – why not just use birth control? Jesus- it is so simple!!!!! I know that accidents and unplanned pregnancies happen but if you are not responsible enough to be using birth control (a prior to pregnancy method) or responsible enough to deal with any of the consequences of sex then you are not responsible enough to be having sex. The bottom line is- take responsibility prior to having sex and then you will not be faced with any unwanted pregnancy! And even better still why not spend as much time picking out your partner as you do picking out a new pair of shoes? And if someone is going to have an abortion don’t make a habit of it and leave the clinic with as much birth control as possible!

Deborah said...

Excellent post. Thank you for having the courage to share it.

You may enjoy this new blog -- It is written by a public school principal, who is a Christian and is actually encouraging Christians to flee the public schools. He has an interesting perspective.

You may enjoy his post called "Stupid in the NEA," where he mentions the interesting connection between the NEA and the Pro-Choice camp.

May God bless America, especially the Anonymouses out there that cannot see the truth.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me the crazy bitch's husband left her and took the other two daughters with him???!!! If she can so easily commit murder, and justify it as an inconvenience, what's to stop her from killing one of her other children when they get out of hand? What about when they hit puberty and are totally unmanageable?

As a woman, and mother of a young girl, I am all for giving the woman her right to chose, but only in those instances that Chanman listed. Right on, Supermom, for putting it so bluntly!

A case like this is just opening up a can of worms that will spread like fire.

If someone like this doesn't scream DEATH PENALTY CASE, I don't know what does.