Tuesday, May 09, 2006


It does not get more incredible than this story out of Virginia. Tammy Skinner on the day that she was to give birth, shot herself in the stomach, killing her baby. Obviously she was arrested, her punishment? 30 days in jail and a fine of $750 - $1500! She was only convicted of the misdemeanor of filing a false police report. What about murdering her baby you ask? Well there is no punishment for that. If an assailant had come and shot her in the stomach and the baby had died there would be a charge of murder of the child, but those laws do not cover the mother. In other words, under the law she was free to shoot herself in the stomach killing a 9 month old baby on the day she was to give birth!

As outrageous as this seems, is it truly any different than what happens every day, over and over again in our country? All this woman did was perform an abortion. Sure her methods were different, but the result was the same, a dead baby. She just exercised her right of choice. In our outrage over the method, I think it important to ask ourselves why we are not this outraged all the time over abortion. All this woman did was give us a graphic picture of what pro-choice really is and what it really looks like. Who knows, maybe she will be hired by planned parenthood as one of their spokesman!

blog you later,
pastor tom