Thursday, December 01, 2005


In an incredible decision the Supreme Court of Hawaii overturned the manslaughter conviction of 32-year-old Tayshea Aiwohi, who was found guilty in connection with the death of her newborn son by smoking crystal methamphetamine shortly before his birth. It was a unanimous decision in which the court ruled and I quote:

"the justices cited statutes noting a crime needed to be committed against "a human being." They declared since Treyson was not a "person" when Tayshea was smoking the drugs, she could not be prosecuted for harming the infant in her womb.
The proscribed conduct must have been committed at a time when Treyson 'qualified' as a 'person,' defined by the Hawaii Penal Code as 'a human being who has been born and is alive,'"

Mom smoked crystal meth on the day the child was delivered as well as the days leading up to the birth, and the child died two days later from having that in his system. The court ruling amazingly does not see the child as a person in the womb, and remarkably not even on the day of birth! So babies are not human beings until they are born. It does not matter that science, ultra-sounds, technology tell us different. It does not matter that God's Word speaks of His hand at work in the womb, and Him knowing us even before our days are! Moms in Hawaii have the right to do whatever they want to the baby in the womb, and be without earthly consequence.

The society of death marches on. It is in times like these that the light of followers of Christ will shine the brightest. These events, these news stories give us the opportunity to talk about life, to talk about the Creator of life the One who has the right to give it and take it away. So engage your friends in the current news of the day, and bring it up as a discussion, and see how He will open the doors for you to share the awesome news of Christ. Talk about how the baby died because of an addiction to crystal-meth and how the mother was found innocent because the child was in the womb. See how your unbelieving friends react to that, and look for the doors to open! Let your light shine.

blog you later,
pastor tom