Thursday, September 13, 2007

Killing The Unborn Is Destroying Our Respect For All Life

Tell me our society isn’t confused over the status of the most vulnerable of human beings. Blame that confusion in large part on legalized child-killing.

But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?
Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.
Mother Teresa


Taken from just the last two days of pro-life news on the web

New Jersey Abortion Decision Reversed
Asbury Park Press
TRENTON -- A doctor does not have to tell a pregnant woman considering an abortion that what she is carrying is an "existing human being," the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The five-year court battle stems from a 1996 abortion undergone by Rosa Acuna, then 29 and six to eight weeks pregnant. She claimed that her physician, Perth Amboy-based Sheldon Turkish, recommended Acuna end the pregnancy because of her long-standing kidney disorder, but Turkish denies this statement. Acuna said when she asked if there was a baby inside of her, he replied it was only blood. Full story...

Federal Judge Deals Setback in Fetus Case
By Mark Morris / The Kansas City Star
A federal magistrate judge has questioned defense arguments that Lisa Montgomery should not be charged with kidnapping because the child she abducted was not a legal person. Montgomery is charged with kidnapping resulting in death in the December 2004 killing of Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Skidmore, Mo. Prosecutors have accused Montgomery of strangling Stinnett and using a kitchen knife to cut Stinnett’s baby from her womb. The baby survived. Full story...

18-Year-Old Pleads Guilty In Death of Pregnant Woman
MILWAUKEE -- An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to playing a part in the midday shooting death of a pregnant woman at a busy intersection in Milwaukee. Jarvis Duke, of St. Francis, had said he didn't fire the shots that killed Shaina Mersman, also 18, and her fetus on the city's south side in February. But today he pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree reckless homicide and one count of first-degree reckless endangerment of public safety, all as a party to a crime. Full story...

Teen Sitter Sentenced in Infant's Death
By Debra Dennis / The Dallas Morning News
FORT WORTH -- A baby sitter pleaded guilty to charges that she injured two infants, one fatally, after putting them in a closet, where they overheated. Jayne Lynne Stephans, 19, of Haltom City was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of reckless injury to a child. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Ms. Stephans was caring for seven children at her apartment in July 2006. The unlicensed child-care provider had placed the two babies in a closet to quiet them, the affidavit said. Full story...

Wall Street Exec Guilty of Killing Infant Son Given Cancer Leave
A former Wall Street executive who killed her infant son will be allowed to leave a mental facility where she is being held to visit a private oncologist to have her breast cancer evaluated, the Daily News has learned. Susan Mooney, 45, was given permission by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Richard Price to leave the Rockland County Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg for additional medical testing to determine the extent of her cancer, which has spread to her lungs and lymph nodes, authorities said. Mooney, who once held down a six-figure vice president position at the investment firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, was found not guilty of murder in the smothering death of her 7-month-old son, Mark Ryan Lizardi, by reason of mental disease or defect in November 2002. Full story...

Man Given 3 Years in Baby Daughter's Death
A Tucson man was sentenced to three years in prison for the death of his 5-month-old daughter. Pima County Superior Court Judge Nanette Warner on Tuesday imposed the maximum sentence allowed by a plea agreement signed by Jayson Matthew Thomas. Thomas, 32, admitted squeezing the head of his daughter, Anna Catalina Molina Thomas, on Nov. 23, 2005, because she wouldn't stop crying. However, the confession was not allowed in court because he wasn't properly notified of his rights when he was arrested, Warner ruled previously after extensive hearings. Full story...

Teenage Dad Accused of Killing Infant; Bail is $1M
By Kim Janssen / Chicago Daily Southtown
Bail was set at $1 million today for the 18-year-old father charged with murder in the death of his 9-week-old daughter. Brandon Wilds made a taped confession to shaking Lelani Wilds, prosecutors said in court this morning. The child was found unresponsive Thursday night in the Timber Ridge Mobile Home Park near Matteson. The child was later pronounced dead at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields. An autopsy concluded the child died as a result of child abuse and her death was ruled a homicide. Full story...

Woman Gets Suspended Sentence for Selling Baby
A Louisville woman accused of attempting to sell her baby for $2,700 was sentenced Monday. Amber Nicole Tackett, 20, Lakeview Court, entered a best-interest guilty plea to a charge of illegal payments in connection with the placement of a child. She was ordered to serve a three-year suspended sentence and six years of supervised probation. Full story...

Newborn Found Dead Under Bed
A 22-year-old Delft woman is under police guard in hospital after the body of her newborn baby was found with stab wounds in a refuse bag under her bed. Spokesperson Billy Jones said the Delft police opened a murder case docket after the baby was found yesterday at a house in Delft. Full story...


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