Canadian Mother Strangles Newborn, Gets No Jail Time and Judge Defends Infanticide By Comparing It to Abortion | TheBlaze.com
…… WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO??!?!?!?!
“Things would have been different if we were 15 years younger or if we hadn’t had children already or if we were more financially secure,” she said later. “If I had conceived these twins naturally, I wouldn’t have reduced this pregnancy, because you feel like if there’s a natural order, then you don’t want to disturb it. But we created this child in such an artificial manner — in a test tube, choosing an egg donor, having the embryo placed in me — and somehow, making a decision about how many to carry seemed to be just another choice. The pregnancy was all so consumerish to begin with, and this became yet another thing we could control.”
…… I am at a loss for words.
Practices like this are of archaic mentalities. We see practices like this in societies that still have repressed social freedoms, as in sex-selective births, infanticides, abortive practices….
How can one arbitrily decide that one of their children’s lives is more worthy than the other? That one of their children has to die so the others can be provided for? What kind of choice is that? What is the reasoning process behind this detestable practice?
What do children need more than love? Are we incapable of giving love to more than one child at a time? What does it cost to love? Are we incapable of opening our hearts to the grace available to us, in the form of two children instead of one?
The idea of consciously terminating one of the two children existing in utero …… is desolate.
Somehow, in a way I am incapable of expressing, this strikes me as so much more grave than anything else I can even think of.
† Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual life shine upon them. May the souls of the faitfhful departed through the mercies of God, rest in peace, Amen. †
“Doctors had advised Miss Fisher to abort Jacob after his twin sister, Emie, died when she was born at 21 weeks and six days due to an infection.
But Jacob followed eight days later, twelve hours before doctors would have demanded a final decision from the family on whether to terminate the pregnancy.
The legal upper limit for abortion is 24 weeks, but Jacob is one of a growing list of babies who survived despite being born before the threshold.”
The miracle of childbirth prevails over an advised abortion…. yet again.
Prayer for expectant mothers and the health of their children in utero
O Great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted Child of the Mother of God: enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angelof love. O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the Patron and Protector of expectant mothers. Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustral waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.