I never really put much credence into taking a hard-line on some issues in order to prevent the so-called ‘slippery slope’. But I am rethinking that. I am pro-federalism when it comes to abortion, but it seems that the belief that terminating a pregnancy is okay can slide into the utterly abominable belief that murdering your infant is just fine, too.
This story, which fortunately occurred in our neighbor to the north, is really shocking. No jail time for a woman who strangled her newborn, and the judge has the temerity to write that “Canadians also grieve for the mother.” And the judge seems to be explicitly equating abortion with infanticide.
“While many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support,” she writes… “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.”