BYU Joe,Your comment makes a lot of sense. But you made me cry,
especially the last line.Thank you for putting this in perspective.
Bottom line from this whole tragic story: Don't do drugs.
I am not pro abortion or pro choice. But there is a big difference. These
little guys saw the world through open eyes, breathed a few breaths of fresh
air. Felt the touch of another person. Saw light and the face of the one
person that was supposed to care for them. Then they felt the sharp pain of not
being able to breathe and a moment of confusion and loss. Alone in a
new world with a life time of promise ahead of them it was all taken in a
moment. Perhaps the only positive - and I know this will not be
popular - is that these people did not leave more of their DNA on this planet.
And the spirits of these little ones were free to move on with their eternal
Insanity is not a recognized legal defense in Utah. If she is found mentally
incompetent to stand trial, she will be held in a mental health facility for
treatment until such a time that she IS found competent to stand trial. If ever.
Meaning they could literally spend life in a mental health institution for
treatment and never go to trial.
Really, you can't see the difference between a surgical procedure performed
to remove unviable tissue cells and smothering or strangling a fully formed
living and breathing, probably crying baby? Ignorance really IS bliss!
If this lady is declared insane for killing 7 children, then perhaps our society
could be declared insane for closing our eyes to the deaths of 50 million
potential human lives.
This is shocking on so many levels that it defies sanity and humanity.What an evil, despicable thing for a mother to do, and do, and do, and do, and
do, and do, and do...
I would have to go along with AZ Lady here as well. I have a hard time seeing
the difference between a child being killed 2 or 3 months after birth as being
murder where-as 2 or 3 months before birth and it is perfectly acceptable.I'm sure that mental issues are involved here, but then again, we
would be hard pressed to find that anyone committing a crime of any degree was
not some how lacking mentally at the time.As I see it, the best that
any of us can do is to exemplify a life that is more considerate and protective
of other life so that more of us would think twice before inflicting any kind of
injury on anyone or anything else.
AZlady has a very good point. There doesn't seem to be much difference
between this and abortion. I guess the only difference is that once a baby
leaves the womb and starts breathing the law takes over. Then taking a life is
murder. It's definitely a delicate point but the law is what it is. Taking
a child's life while still in the womb is legal; after it's left the
womb it isn't. Man's law isn't' perfect and doesn't
claim to be. It's as flawed as man is...but imagine our life without it.
If you believe in God, His law is perfect and so is His Computer. No
one gets away with anything in the long run. There's really no use worrying
about it. Man doesn't catch every wrongdoer...by a long shot...but everyone
faces justice sooner or later.
@Az lady- Perfectly said. Tragedy all around.
AZ lady, to compare this obviously mentally instable with a woman choosing to
terminate a pregnancy is just dispicable.
I'm sure this will result in an insanity defense. And she probably is
insane. That it happened over several years is disturbing because she seemed
able to function in other ways during those years. And why did some children
survive? One can only wonder why she killed some and allowed others to live.
Those surviving kids must be feeling pretty weird right now....
I think it's sad that if she had aborted these children nobody would have
cared. In my opinion, it is murder either way, but why make a fuss because she
gave birth first? 50 million abortions and they are considered the
mothers' choice. Well this mother killed her children, just like others
did. Why is this murder and abortion not?