A woman was shocked by the fact that she was pregnant. She didn’t want to be. Just the thought of having a baby was something that caused her much anger. It was a simple solution. The use of a tool to end the life. Continually piercing the skin of the baby over and over until it was dead. Then, it was simply a matter of disposal.
The woman is looking at life in prison— because the baby was outside the womb instead of inside.
Nicole Marie Beecroft was charged Thursday with first-degree murder. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. She was being held in a juvenile detention facility. Bail was set at $1 million on Friday afternoon.
“She kills the baby and now her life will be changed forever,” Washington County Attorney Doug Johnson said.
The Tartan High School senior told police she was in a “panic state” after giving birth to the girl on the floor of the laundry room in her home around 3 a.m. Monday, according to the criminal complaint filed in Washington County District Court. She told police she had seen the baby’s finger move, and admitted stabbing the child, the complaint said.
An autopsy determined the infant had been born alive, but suffered numerous puncture wounds in the chest area and bled to death from 135 sharp-force injuries, the complaint said.
Oh, the media made a big deal about the safe places that you can leave a baby and it will be adopted– fire stations, hospitals. No questions, no judgement. They also talked about how much this girl’s life has changed because she had it all ahead of her before she killed the baby. No talk of abortion.
And this is what we’ve been reduced to. Mourning the loss of a life because a life was taken outside the womb while vehemently standing for the same mother to kill the life in the womb. On the one hand she’s a mournful villain, if she had aborted she would have been a hero or saint.
If nothing about the pro-life position (life begins at conception, it’s a new human being, it’s your offspring, you can choose to give it up to adoption, the baby is innocent, etc.) appeals to you, think about the logical gymnastics this story presents– one side a villain, the other a hero.
Doesn’t it make you wonder?