It's Called Murder
by Steve Hale
"You shall not murder" ( Exodus 20:13, NASV).
Since January 22, 1973, 34,000,000..babies have been aborfed,in the United States. That's more than the combined populations of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri! Imagine the news headlines if all these states had been wiped-out. Yet, we've become used to the idea of abortion, and now partial birth abortion.
Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson were high school sweethearts in affluent Northern New Jersey. He had just started to school at Gettysburg College, and she was a Freshman at the University of Delaware. They were stereotypical, all-American teenagers. Yet, they are being accused of doing the unthinkable.
Renting a motel room in Wilmington, Delaware, Amy gave birth to a 6 pound, 2 ounce baby boy. The medical examiner's office concluded that the baby died by being abandoned in a trash bin." Alexis Andrianopoulos, spokeswoman for the state department of Health and Social Services said: "The autopsy showed it was a fullterm, healthy baby boy. That means it wasbom alive after a full-term, nine-month pregnancy with no birth defects" (The Tennessean, p. 14A, Sat., November 23, 1996).
From the evidence of the autopsy, the medical examiner's office is calling this a homicide. They say the little, boy died froin a skull fracture and from shaking.
Peterson and Amy Grossberg were charged with murder and the attorney general's office is seeking the death penalty" (Ibid.). "The baby boy was wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown in a trash bin outside the motel, police said" (Ibid.).
The two teens are being represented by separate' attorneys, and both are planning to plead innocent. Innocent? By what means? Peterson's attorney said his. defense may involve the possibility the child was stillborn, and he may seek an independent autopsy (Ibid).
What if they could prove the little boy was only partially out of the birth canal? Maybe they could plead a partial birth abortion? Maybe they could plead it was only a matter of timing: minutes before, while still in his mother's womb, it would have been legal!
This happened, friends and brethren, because our country and society has lost respect for the sanctity of human life. The baby was an embarrassment: an
oi' inconvenience. It seems that the sad answer here was extermination. It's a child, not a choice. Aren't you glad Mary didn't think like this ( Matthew 1:18-25)?
December 1, 1996
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