January 25, 2010


This post is going to be controversial and unpleasant.  So, if you can't stomach it... click out now.  That means you... Jill.

I just read this article in the TexanLoophole Lets Virginia Woman Kill Baby, Go Free.

Apparently, a woman gave birth to her full term baby at home and wrapped it in bedding and suffocated it.  The woman's mother called 911.  When paramedics arrived the baby was still wrapped in bedding with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached.  According to Virginia Law this baby did not have a 'separate existence' from it's mother.  Thereby giving her the right to kill it by any means she chose.  "In the state of Virginia as long as the umbilical cord is attached and the placenta is still in the mother, if the baby comes out alive the mother can do whatever she wants to with that baby to kill it," Emerson told WSLS. "She could shoot the baby, stab the baby. As long as it's still attached to her in some form by umbilical cord or something, it's no crime in the state of Virginia."  ~ Campbell County Investigator, Tracy Emerson

Apparently, this is the second such case in the good state of Virginia.  The first mother actually shot her  stomach while she was heavy with child on her due date, there by killing her unborn baby.

Do we still not see that our abortion laws are out of control?  And what is wrong with the people in Virginia?  I have no idea if other states have similar laws, but God help the United States, because we are in trouble.  I can't help but wonder.... what happened to this state?  I mean was not Virginia the birthplace of our nation?  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both from Virginia.  I am pretty sure this is not what they had in mind for the future of their beloved state.

I know that normally this blog is about fluff and stuff, and I am not really a political person, but some things cannot be ignored. 

Created in His Image,

julie sig

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Kathy Mitchell said...

I cannot believe this- it is absolutely horrible! It is just hard to believe what this world has turned into.

vandono said...

Well said, Julie.

The thing about supporting abortion but agreeing that it's wrong to kill a child is you have to decide where it magically becomes wrong to take that life.

This case is horrific and it's hard to imagine how even someone who is pro-abortion can maintain that this is acceptable. You may as well say it is alright for a parent to take the child's life at any time until the child can take care of itself. The current law is no less arbitrary.

For many of us who are pro-life, it is no less horrific when a life is taken at any point before birth. The miracle of birth is beautiful indeed, but the miracle begins at conception.

Blessings to you for standing up for truth.

Take care,
Donnie Campbell

(btw, Kim Garland's brother, MHS '82)

Dennis said...

Julie - I have thought about this several times since we talked at work yesterday. I think I'm still in shock that someone can "get away" with this act. While Viriginia laws seem to "enable" someone to do -- at least to those of us who are moms -- the unthinkable ... it also lends aid to someone having no moral conscience and not holding them accountable for such.

Still pondering what my responsible action should be.

Julie Henderson said...

Hey Donnie, I didn't realize you were Vandono. Good to hear from you. And yes.... Life begins at Conception! Trisha I am with you, I don't know what our responsible action is especially when it isn't even our own state. Pray, pray, pray.