Our schizophrenic laws are comfortless and deadly. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
Last month, the American authorised complement dealt with the deaths of two children in two very opposite ways. A 17-year-old undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—after weeks of wrangling between the ACLU and Trump administration—was allowed to leave a Texas apprehension core to get an abortion. A sovereign appeals justice ruled that the girl could finish the life of her unborn child.
Many cheered the decision.
At the same time, an Iowa couple was charged with murder after they allegedly left their 4-month-old son alone in his baby pitch for some-more than a week. This case, pronounced the county policeman in charge, went “far over neglect,” showing “extreme insusceptibility to human life.”
A Des Moines Register columnist forked out the craziness of treating the two children—just months detached in development—completely differently.
And He’s right. Legal termination has led to paradoxical laws that draw dignified distinctions where they just don’t exist.