Human Rights

Strangled newborn: murder or late, late-term abortion?

19-year old Canadian woman Katrina Effert has been charged with strangling her newborn son in her parents’ home, then throwing the corpse into the yard of one of a neighbor. Unbelievably, she will walk free due to the country’s abortion laws.

Following the logic that it is perfectly okay to murder a life just before birth, why not just after as well? 

According to the LifeSiteNews article, the judge in the case had this to say:

Canada’s lack of an abortion law indicates that “while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support.”

“Where will it end: a one month old child whose parent has decided is not worthy of life, a six month old child, a two year old child, a special needs child or how about a teenager?” asked Jim Hughes [national president of Campaign Life Coalition].

When ending a human life becomes the subjective choice of another, where can we draw the line?

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