Is a baby outside of the womb a person? Jill Stanek and I would like to know! In her article with the same title, Jill recounts the following story:
On July 20, police in Hialeah, Fla., were called to a crime scene where at least two eyewitnesses later identified a person who zipped a moving baby gasping for air into a biohazard bag and dumped the baby in the trash.
Twenty-seven days later, that murderer has not been arrested.
Furthermore, witnesses have alleged additional crimes of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.
But the wrinkle is these crimes were committed at an abortion mill by a clinic worker, and the victim was a live aborted baby. The wheels of justice move slowly, sometimes never, when it comes to crimes committed by abortionists.
This seems obvious to me– and yet I can understand why the officials did not want to get involved. It is my belief that if government started trying to enforce laws on abortionists, the whole system would crumble– and government would be blamed. No one in particular wants to bear the “blame” of making it so that abortions cannot be performed and women cannot have their choices– and so the abortion clinics are able to run counter to every medical practice.
When I had my wisdom teeth out a few years ago (ok, so it was probably more than 10), there was a whole host of things that I had to be informed of as to what could happen should the doctor make a wrong move with his scalpel. If I had eaten, I could die, if he did this wrong I could lose all feeling in my jaw, the list went on and on.
And yet only now are we beginning to discuss with women what the baby will feel as it’s being poisoned, dismembered, or having its brains sucked out. I’m sorry to be graphic, but this is a grisly way to kill someone, and we are condoning and protecting it with euphemisms.
In this case it is clear cut– the baby is alive, breathing, and someone chose to kill it because it was supposed to die. How is that moral? How is it moral to not have stringent controls in place in a procedure that half the country believes is one which takes a life? For something so morally repugnant to so many people, we seem to want to let people continue on their merry way much like they must have done with slavery before the Civil War.
If we’re not going to stand up for the unborn– or even those that have been born only minutes– who will?