A tragic case reported from Scotland
where a new born baby boy was killed by his mother one day after birth. The mother got 15 years imprisonment and the judge described what she had done as "wicked" and "dreadful" (which of course it was). He also said
"Your victim was an innocent child, your own baby, who was no more than a few hours old when you ended his life by smothering him with clingfilm. As a newborn baby he was wholly defenceless and extremely vulnerable. He should have been protected and nurtured by you. Instead, you killed him and the jury determined, correctly, that this was murder."
The irony is that had she gone for an Abortion 3 months earlier then killing the baby would have been perfectly legal. You only need to modify the words of the judge very slightly to make them apply to every baby killed through Abortion
"Your victim was an innocent child, your own baby, when you ended his life. As an unborn baby he was wholly defenceless and extremely vulnerable. He should have been protected and nurtured by you. Instead, you killed him"
As a lawyer I understand the legal difference but as a human being I find it impossible to find any moral difference between what this woman did and what 250,000 women do in Britain every year. There is something sick and sad about a society where the difference between something being the crime of murder and being perfectly legal depends on whether the killing is done after birth or before it.