Sunday, June 29, 2008

Life or Death in America

“Some Houstonians were stunned this week when a 14-year-old girl was charged with capital murder in the death of her child, who was born in the restroom of Cedar Bayou Junior High School.”

I hope I’m not the only one shaking my head in disbelief when I hear about a 14 year old murdering her newborn baby and trying to flush it down the toilet. This story was first reported as an “accidental birth”, one in which the young mother supposedly didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked when she had the baby in the bathroom at school.

Facts have been released from the District Attorney’s office which, if true, paint an entirely different picture. The baby had toilet paper stuffed down its throat blocking the air way along with blunt trauma injuries

Rick Casey of the Houston Chronicle wrote, “Some Houstonians were stunned this week when a 14-year-old girl was charged with capital murder in the death of her child, who was born in the restroom of Cedar Bayou Junior High School.” The article went on to question the rational thinking of the District Attorney’s office.

“How about the girl's mental state? How about whether she was hysterical when she gave birth and possibly when she spoke to emergency workers?

How about evidence that young teenagers, even under considerably less stressful conditions, don't have fully developed mental capabilities and impulse

Those questions, Hawkins indicated, are not part of the charging decision. Questions about the alleged perpetrator come into play in determining whether she should be certified to stand trial as an adult.

They also can be taken into account by the jury, he said, which may decide to convict the accused of a lesser included crime, such as murder or manslaughter.”

I don’t suppose anyone thought to remember the right to life of the murdered child; remember the victim? According to this article we should be more concerned that the District Attorney’s office is being too harsh on a young girl who couldn’t possibly be responsible for her own actions.

Okay, for the sake of argument, let’s agree that the District Attorney’s office shouldn’t have gone for Capital Murder charges; that some lesser included crime such as Murder or Manslaughter should have been applied. That would have been more acceptable to everyone, right?

I’ll give you half a moment to assess your answer as I move along to include late term or partial-birth abortion in this discussion on Life and Death in America. Most folks are not able to comprehend the method used by “doctors and professional health care providers” to end the life of another human being; one who has only to make it through the birth canal and continue.

One accepted method for ending a late term pregnancy is to insert a steel probe into the babies brain and scramble those brains prior to the baby taking its first breath; but this is all legal because, as stated, the baby never took its first breath and so it’s classified as a fetus instead of being a real human being. This procedure used to be accomplished with a dirty coat hanger when abortions were carried out in secret illegal clinics; aren’t we a civilized society for having required the use of sterile probes to break through the skull and scramble those tiny brains.

“Late Term Abortion – The procedures
There are three general procedures of late-term abortions and partial birth abortions. The first and most popular is called D&E (Dilation and evacuation). Once the cervix is dilated, the fetus is removed by inserting forceps into the uterus. The Fetus is then separated into pieces. These “pieces” of your baby will be removed one at a time. Vacuum aspiration is then used to ensure no tissue remains in the uterus.

The second procedure is early induction of labor. This is very painful and intense for the woman and is rarely used as an abortion procedure.

The third procedure is called Intact D&X surgery. This procedure includes a 2-3 day process to gradually dilate the cervix using sticks of seaweed which absorb fluid and swell. Once this process is finished, the doctor uses forceps and grasps the baby’s leg to turn it to breech position. The baby is then pulled out of the birth canal, leaving the head inside the canal. An incision is then made at the base of the baby’s skull and the brain tissue is removed, causing the skull to collapse. The entire baby is then removed.”

If we use the rationalization of our so called “civilized society”, the one which has willingly gone along with the atrocity of child murder in the early stages of pregnancy, all in the name of “a woman’s right” to decide; then we need to apply the same standard to the 14 year old “who took care of business” in the school bathroom. If this is the case then the only thing she’s guilty of is performing a late term abortion without following the prescribed procedure and without having achieved the title of professional health care giver. That wasn’t a baby being murdered, technically; it was a procedure being carried out by someone not qualified or licensed. The 14 year old girl simply didn’t understand how important it was to finish off the little critter before a first breath was taken.

No comments: