Canadian Woman Who Strangled Son Won't See Jail; Judge Cites Similarity to Abortion

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  1. InTheLight

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    In citing Canada’s abortion laws, an Edmonton appeal court ruled that an Alberta woman who strangled her son with her underwear after secretly giving birth in 2005, will face no guaranteed jail time.

    Katrina Effert was sentenced Friday for killing her newborn and then throwing the body over a fence into the neighbor’s yard on April 13, 2005, when she was 19. She was given a three-year suspended sentence by Judge Joanne Veit wherein if she abides by the court’s conditions for the next three years, she will not spend time behind bars. CBC notes the justification given by the judge for such an astounding sentence:

    “The fact that Canada has no abortion laws reflects that ‘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 childrbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support,’ she writes.

    The judge noted that infanticide laws and sentencing guidelines were not altered when the government made many changes to the Criminal Code in 2005, which she says shows that Canadians view the law as a ‘fair compromise of all the interests involved.’

    ‘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.”

    The judge also rejected arguments that the single father and the grandparent also face “the same stresses of the mind” as a mother who kills her own baby.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/can...ends-infanticide-by-comparing-it-to-abortion/

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    Oh God

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    And the youth and young adults, lost and saved, inform me that we are getting better and better! :praying:
     
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    And we need Canadian Health Care, y'know, because Americans are incapable of compassion.
     
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    Great! Just what we need, women who can murder their newborn baby and not be charged with a crime.
     
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    So when does it actually become a crime? At age 2? Age 3? What about killing off grandma at age 80 since the "demands" of caring for the elderly would excuse such behavior? :BangHead:
     
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    Shocking yes, but Canada law is only mimicking its liberal Christian ethics. Canada like England is dead and we are next unless we repent and quickly.
     
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    What do "liberal Christian ethics" have to do with strangling a helpless baby?

    This is one of the most shocking stories I have read concerning the murder of a newborn. The mother should be charged with murder and stand trial. I hope this judge is an anomaly and not representative of the Canadian judicial system!
     
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    That is not what I said. Read the post.
     
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    It's a union issue. The medical doctors want all the legal homicide business. Anyone who thinks the AMA, the BAR assoc, and Canadian equivalents are not labor organizations . . . .
     
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    Don't have all the facts. Every system has shortcomings somewhere.

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    Then we can go around killing off all the homeless, prostitutes, drug dealers standing on the corner, drug addicts, and so-on-and-so-forth. Also, don't forget about the mentally and physically handicapped; what good are they?

    Of course, I hope you all realize that I'm just being facetious as usual. Murder is wrong no matter who the victim is, and no matter how much we try to justify it. I do have to admit (well, I don't HAVE to) though that I don't shed a tear when I hear of some scumbag (rapist, pedophile, etc, etc) being killed. Society IS better off without them, but that doesn't make killing them any less wrong.

    God said "Thou shalt not kill", and He didn't list any exceptions to that commandment.
     

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