In a grotesque miscarriage of justice, 19-year-old Nebraska woman Celeste Burgess was just sentenced to 90 days in jail (only 50 days if she behaves well) and two years of probation for killing her healthy, viable baby at 29 ½ gestational weeks via abortion pills procured online by the baby’s 42-year-old grandmother Jessica Burgess.
Mother Celeste and grandmother Jessica colluded to kill Celeste’s baby two years ago when Celeste was 17. After the baby was born dead, mother and grandmother buried her or him, unburied the baby, attempted “to burn the remains with apple-flavored charcoal briquettes,” and then reburied her or him. If justice had been served, Celeste would be charged with murder but instead, she was charged with "concealing or abandoning a dead body."
Pro-human slaughter expert Greer Donley, associate professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh law school, frets that “This case is really sad because people resort to things like this when they’re really desperate … and the thing that makes people really desperate is abortion bans.”
Donley said nothing about the tragic extermination of the life of a 29 ½ week-old healthy, viable human—a 2-3 pound “fetus” with a brain, lungs, genitals, eyes, ears, feet, hands, unique human fingerprints, taste buds, eyelashes, and a beating human heart.
During her pregnancy, Celeste sent messages to her mother “about how she can’t wait to get the ‘thing’ out of her body” and that she “will finally be able to wear jeans.” Do those sound like the words of a desperate young woman?
Moreover, is “desperation” exculpatory? What other evil acts will leftists justify based on the desperate feelings of those who commit them? If desperation transforms evil into good, then would a desperate mother be justified in “medically inducing” the death of her newborn? What exactly makes exit from the womb the magic moment that transforms “health care” into murder?
Laws both reflect and teach morality. Laws like Illinois’ abortion law that permit weak, powerless humans to be exterminated for virtually any or no reason up until the day of birth reflect and teach the view that developing humans have no intrinsic value and no rights. Such laws expose the lie that leftists value “social justice,” diversity, and inclusivity.
Here’s the de facto motto of the compassionate, inclusive, just left:
Give me your flawed, your poor. Your parasitic masses with no right to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the unwanted, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the pharmacist’s and surgeon’s dark door.
Laws that prevent the extermination of humans in their mothers’ wombs will protect those humans and will teach the truth that all humans are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that chief among these is life.