Cut a baby from a woman; kill it; it isn't murder in Colorado

dynel lane

When people defend abortion, this is one of the consequences. I’m not sure the Planned Parenthood, pro-infanticide crowd sees this as a feature or a bug:

A former nurse’s aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother’s womb, Boulder County, Colorado, prosecutor Stanley Garnett said Thursday.

The mother, Michelle Wilkins, answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes on March 18.

When she arrived at the purported seller’s home in Longmont, she was attacked, beaten, cut open and her fetus was removed. The baby did not survive.

Wilkins was treated at a hospital and later released.

The woman as seven months pregnant. Why, you might ask, would this not result in a murder charge?

After the attack, prosecutors said it may be hard to muster a murder charge. Colorado state law does not recognize a fetus as a person, unless it is capable of surviving for a period of time outside the womb, a prosecutor said then.

But the extent of the period that the fetus must survive in order to be defined as a baby is not legally clear.

The reason for this is simple. If killing a baby in utero resulted in a murder charge the whole abortion industry would be shut down overnight. By declaring a fetus is not a “person,” it is completely legal to suck the brains out of a mostly delivered child so long as it hasn’t drawn breath. Colorado allows abortions up to 34 weeks, for those of you counting that is 8.5 months.

Abortion is one of those issues that should be easy to decide. This is not a “women’s issue.” This has nothing to do with “reproductive health.” This is a human rights issue as much as sex trafficking. It is a civil rights issue as much as racial discrimination and infinitely more than the hurty-pants suffered by any homosexual. A baby is a baby. Its physical location makes no difference. Abortion is a tragedy but it is a tragedy brought on, largely, by selfishness.

While we have every right to be appalled that this woman is not being charged with murder, we should be more appalled at a legal system that allows this to happen over a million times each year with not only the sanction of the state but the legal protection of the Constitution.