you believe this?! Now it is not just
killing the baby in the womb, it is
killing the baby outside the womb! I
am dumbfounded and disgusted and outraged.
This is truly diabolical.
Virginia Mother Gets Away with
Infanticide Due to 'Loophole' in the
As long as umbilical cord is attached
and placenta is still in the mother,
baby can be killed
Patrick B. Craine
COUNTY, Virginia, December 21, 2009
- A mother who suffocated her newborn
baby earlier this month in Campbell
County, Virginia cannot be prosecuted,
say investigators, because the umbilical
cord was still attached.
the state of Virginia as long as the
umbilical cord is attached and the placenta
is still in the mother, if the baby
comes out alive the mother can do whatever
she wants to with that baby to kill
it," stated investigator Tracy
Emerson. "She could shoot the baby,
stab the baby. As long as it's still
attached to her in some form by umbilical
cord or something it's no crime in the
state of Virginia."
baby, who was born full term around
1 a.m. on December 11th, was dead when
the police arrived ten hours later.
According to the medical examiner, he
or she was born healthy. Police say
the mother knew she was pregnant and
had undergone prenatal care.
the authorities have seen numerous similar
killings, and have sought changes in
the law, legislators have not acted
thus far because they felt the issue
was too close to abortion.
appears that action will take place
this time around, however. State Senator
Steve Newman announced last week that
they had begun drafting a bill to protect
born babies still attached to the mother.
is difficult to believe that the current
Code could have such a flaw that would
allow anyone to take the life of a born
child," he said. "While I
will not comment at this time on the
case in Campbell County, it is abundantly
clear that Virginians will demand a
legislative cure to this loophole."
what legislators, the authorities, and
media are calling a 'loophole' is, in
fact, no loophole at all, commented
Diogenes. "It's a carefully crafted
legal fiction whose sole purpose is
to establish the unborn child as something
less than human in order to permit its
mother to kill it," he said.
that if a woman wanted to give birth
to a healthy child and her obstetrician
did what the murderess did in the Virginia
episode or what the abortionist does
in a [partial birth abortion], that
obstetrician would be sued if he acted
through incompetence or charged with
murder if he acted in malice,"
he continued. "What makes a human
person a human person, according to
our law, is whether its mother wishes
it to be -- at least up to such time
as it's alive and kicking apart from
and independently of her."
society tolerates the gross incoherence
of these legal fictions because the
fictions themselves are necessary lies,
necessary to the public justification
to me to live is Christ, and to die
is gain." (Phil 1:21)