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The great Mark Steyn calls it a “fourth trimester abortion,” and I can’t top that, so I won’t even try. But here are the awful facts: A woman gave birth, strangled her unwanted baby to death, threw it in a neighbor’s yard—and the judge likened the murder to abortion which is apparently legal in Canada through the 9th month. From the CBC News story:

The fact that Canada has no abortion laws reflects that “while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childrbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support,” she writes.

The judge noted that infanticide laws and sentencing guidelines were not altered when the government made many changes to the Criminal Code in 2005, which she says shows that Canadians view the law as a “fair compromise of all the interests involved.”

“Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother.”

But fear not, she might do 16 days for littering throwing the body over the fence.

So abortion begets sympathy for infanticide in Canada.  Yet if she’d strangled a puppy, you know she wouldn’t have received any sympathy at all.  In fact, they’d want to reinstate the death penalty.  Culture of death, Wesley?  What culture of death?

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