The way the world has either become blind or elects to ignore their own illogical thinking and acting. I am daily reminded that common sense is not so common anymore. The irrational thinking is everywhere. It rears its head in the most dangerous or saddest times. This is most evident when we look at the murder of the unborn. Once again, there is a fight brewing in Indiana.
Christian News reports:
An Indiana woman (Purvi Patel) who allegedly threw her newborn baby in the trash after giving birth was sentenced to 20 years behind bars on Monday, while being lectured by the presiding judge (St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Hurley) that she should have obtained an abortion.
That should be enough right there. There really needs to be nothing added to that statement. It does not matter the circumstances of the murder, however heinous. It matters little why this woman took the action that she took. All that I want to focus on is the fact that the judge is lecturing this woman on killing the child in one manner and not another.
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“You, Miss Patel, are an educated woman of considerable means. If you wished to terminate your pregnancy safely and legally, you could have done so,” she said. “You planned a course of action and took matters into your own hands and chose not to go to a doctor.”
No, the problem is not that this woman, or any woman, would choose not to obtain a doctor’s assistance in killing her child. It is that they would choose to kill their child, period! It would seem that this woman, according to state law, did what was within her “rights” to do. Yet, Indiana is like the rest of our world, upside down.
In February, Patel was convicted with feticide under Indiana law, which states that “a person who knowingly or intentionally terminates a human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus commits feticide.” The law provides an exception for mothers who obtain an abortion. She was also found guilty of neglect for leaving the child in a dumpster to die.
How is it okay to have your child chopped to pieces by a doctor and then thrown into the trash, but if you throw the baby in whole, it’s a crime? To quote the kid on the commercial, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
This woman is going to jail for doing for herself what women in Indiana have another do for them legally every day.
But, there are some people that see the irrational thinking here. They know that this law, with its abortion exemption, is a stick with which to beat infanticide that is committed legally. They want to get rid of the law, rather than stop abortion.
“While no woman should face criminal charges for having an abortion or experiencing a pregnancy loss, the cruel length of this sentence confirms that feticide and other measures promoted by anti-abortion organizations are intended to punish, not protect, women,” National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) Executive Director Lynn Paltrow said in a statement.
You see, they want to make women who have lost their baby through miscarriage to be the victim. This way, they can protect their murder factories. But as with other things, this is not the law’s intention. As far as the long jail sentence, I agree. They should have executed her instead.
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