As the title of this post suggests, the pro-aborts think what this woman did should be overlooked. Robin Marty of Care2 writes the article Drop The "Unlawful Termination" Charges Against Jennie LMcCormack, a petition, and an attempt to sway the court’s decision in this case. Ms. McCormack aborted her 20+ wk fetus, only a few weeks from viability. From Robin:
McCormack doesn't need a jail sentence, she needs help recovering from a desperate situation.I agree Ms. McCormack needs help in her recovery, but I don’t agree that she shouldn’t be penalized for what she did. People make mistakes, and they must deal with the consequences.
For more information about 20 wk abortions, Christina Dunigan has an excellent article over at Real Choice.
A woman in Idaho, Jennie L. McCormack, took pills her sister ordered online, and successfully aborted her pregnancy of at least 20 weeks. Idaho recently passed a law making abortion illegal at 20 weeks or greater.
From Idaho Press-Tribune
Law enforcement officer found the fetus inside a box that had been wrapped inside a black garbage bag, according to the police report. After the officers opened the bag, they smelled a "terrific odor" and said McCormack then pointed toward their findings and said: "My baby is in the box," the report said. (referring to the police report)Even the mother admitted there was a 'baby' in the box.
McCormack told police she had kept the baby's remains in a box in her bedroom for about a week and moved it outside because it had begun to smell.
The baby was found by police on Jan. 9, 2011, after a woman named Brenda Carnahan called police. She learned of the horrific event from her brother, who was an apparent friend of Ms. McCormack.
Robin Marty of Care2 had this to say:
Unable to afford the doctors visits and medical bills associated with an actual medical abortion, Jennie L. McCormack of Idaho instead had her sister purchase drugs online to ingest in order to cause a miscarriage. (emphasis is mine)Pro-aborts tend to get abortion and miscarriage confused.... intentionally. Jennie McCormack fully intended to ABORT her pregnancy, thereby killing the baby... no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
A couple of comments on the Care2 post:
From Sarah K - No matter what your personal viewpoint that woman deserved to have proper medical care and support. Had she known how many weeks she was she may have made a different decision.Actually, Sarah is right. Jennie did deserve to have proper medical care and support. All women do. Women deserve to be able to give birth to their babies, and still have peace of mind that they can afford to feed and clothe any other children they may have. Jennie McCormack already had 3 children.
And where is the father in all of this?
From Miranda Lyon - The woman who turned her in doubtless feels so self-satisfied with herself, congratulating herself for her moral and righteous act, but really has only done something judgmental, lacking in compassion, and mean-spirited.Really Miranda? Abortion at 20 weeks is ILLEGAL in Idaho. Funny how pro-aborts defend abortion as a 'legal medical procedure', and then defend illegal abortions too. Hypocrites. Judgmental? Yes, it's legal (and moral) to judge someone. Lacking in compassion and mean-spirited? Was it compassionate to end the life of her unborn baby?
If convicted, Ms. McCormack could be subject to a $5000 penalty, as well as up to five years in prison. In my opinion, the fine of $5,000 should be dedicated to a pro-life charity, you know, the one's that help women, AND their babies.
Ms. McCormack had choices, and one of those choices was to ask for help. The only help she asked for, was help to kill her baby.