By Mary Kay Hastings
Star Tribune, April 12, 2007:
“A 17-year-old Oakdale girl told police she gave birth on the laundry room floor early Monday, then panicked and stabbed the baby girl after seeing her move a finger.
The baby, found by investigators in a bloody garbage bag outside the teen’s home, had 135 stab wounds, many in her tiny chest. The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office said the baby was born alive and bled to death.
Nicole M. Beecroft was charged with first-degree premeditated murder Thursday in Washington County District Court.
County Attorney Douglas Johnson noted that state law allows mothers to leave infants at any hospital within 72 hours of birth with no legal consequences. “She could have walked away and the baby would have been adopted by a family that wanted it,” he said. “Instead she destroys two lives: her own and the baby’s.”We don’t know what motivated her,” Johnson said.”
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I can’t help but wonder…… why should this woman be punished when she could have accomplished the exact same thing the day before her child was born, by going to an abortionist?
It would have cost her a few bucks, but she wouldn’t have to spend any time in jail. And the abortionist could have done the job with a lot less blood and carnage. I mean 135 stab wounds seems like overkill to me…
So why is what Ms. Beecroft did punishable by law, but what George Tiller does on a daily basis condoned, even lauded?
I just don’t see it. Does one tiny breath really make all that much difference?
Maybe we should be able to kill our children up until the time they get their drivers licenses. Or can drink their first beer. I mean after that first “legal” sip of alcohol, they are truly adults, right.
And God knows, I’ve wanted to “kill” mine a few times around that age…
Someone tell me. Please. Why is Ms Beecroft a criminal, and George Tiller a hero? Cuz I just don’t get it…