October 13, 2011

Gee, If Only Someone Could Have Seen This Coming

"A woman in Canada will serve no jail time for strangling her newborn son and leaving his body in a neighbor's yard," according to National Review.
The court's rationale for giving a mere suspended sentence for infanticide -- which, even in a nation with no restrictions on abortion, is still a crime -- was a simple extension of its justification for abortion, which is that Canadians "generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support." In the words of one of the judges, "Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant's death, especially at the hands of the infant's mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother." Someone should grieve for Canada.

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