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Shocker: Judge cites Canada abortion law, frees mom who strangled newborn

A Canadian judge, noting that a majority of Canadians support  unrestricted abortion, has freed a woman who strangled her newborn son.

Katrina Effert of Wetaskiwin, Alberta gave birth secretly in her parents’ downstairs bathroom, then killed the boy and threw his body over a fence.  She was 19 at the time. She told the court that she was worried that her parents would become alarmed by the baby’s cries. They were unaware of her pregnancy. When the baby’s death was investigated, she initially told police she was a virgin.

Friday, she received a three-year suspended sentence from Justice Joanne Veit of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.  As a result, she was able to walk out of court, though she will have to abide by certain conditions. The judge earlier had heard testimony that while jailed, Effert had suffered abuse from fellow inmates who had a low regard for “baby killers.”

Veit ruled that because 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 childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support.”

Abortion in Canada is not addressed by the law — resulting in unrestricted, on-demand abortions up until the baby is born. The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 specifically decriminalized abortion, as long as a committee of doctors signed off that it was necessary for the physical or mental well-being of the mother. Even that requirement was thrown out by Canada’s Supreme Court in 1988.

Polls show that a majority of Canadians believe abortion should remain legal, according to the Montreal Gazette newspaper.

Appalled by the decision, Jim Hughes, national president of Canada’s Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews:

“We live in a country where there is no protection for children in the womb right up until birth and now this judge has extended the protection for the perpetrator rather than the victim, even though the child is born and as such should be protected by the court.”  



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SML

posted September 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm


I personally support abortion. But a scary line just got crossed here. The obvious demarcation point in any discussion about abortion has always been – at the very least – the moment of birth, after which the child is entitled to any and all rights that any other living, breathing person who moves about in the world is given. At what point is it OK to kill an already-born person? The first 15 minutes? The first 15 days? A line held sacred by even pro-choice believers like myself has just been ignored, and it sends chills down my spine. What could this judge be thinking?



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pagansister

posted September 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm


This has nothing to do with abortion—the woman killed a living, breathing baby AFTER it was on this side, if you will. She killed her child–plain and simple. Would the judge have done the same thing if the baby had been 2 months old or 2 days old?



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Gylippus

posted September 14, 2011 at 1:45 am


Is this for real? At what age is it not ok to kill your children? This judge should be arrested for aiding and abetting murder.



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cjf

posted September 14, 2011 at 4:22 am


You cannot abort a baby right up until birth in Canada. 20 weeks is the limit, which some of us feel is too late, but it is not up until birth as you have stated. It is not easy to obtain an abortion and only certain doctors will do them. You make it sound like Canadians get abortions everyday like it is inconsequential. This is not the case. That judge who ruled on the baby killing needs to be removed from the bench. Quoting abortion laws has nothing to do with this case.



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Paula Pool

posted September 14, 2011 at 6:58 am


This is so very sad, we are lall mature enough to make decisions and we all know what is the outcome of unprotected sex. A baby is innocent and should not pay for the parents’ mistake. Abortion shoudl be made illegal as we all have a right to live.



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Patsy Davis

posted September 14, 2011 at 7:33 am


That is disgusting!!! The Canadian judge should put the woman who killed her newborn child into jail for life!!! I am a Christian and I do not believe in abortion. If the woman didn’t want the baby, then why didn’t she use birth control?!?!?!? THe judge will pay for his decision on Judgement Day!!!!! God help him!!!!!



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Yolanda Barrow

posted September 14, 2011 at 7:36 am


OMG this is unbelievable! Just goes to show you how wicked this world has become, that someone could get away with such a thing, and use such a dumb excuse saying they were afraid their parents would be disturbed by the baby’s cries, so I just choked him and threw him over the fence. Give me a break, I’m appauled.



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tiarra

posted September 14, 2011 at 7:39 am


I cant believe OMG what is this world comming too??? I think abortions shouldnt be llegal when an unborn is starting to move in the womb at all in my past i wish i had the sense that i have now i still live with regrets of having two abortions i have commited murder twice and it kills me everyday i was young and dumb and selfish and sooo nieve i thought only about myself and my life never once did it come to mind What about their LIVES??? I wish i could turn back time so i could do the right thing by giving them a chance to live and bless some family out there who cant have kids but its too late i have taken away their chance and i am deeply and turly sorry LORD for lying and for deceiving you and distroying the gifts and blessings you have blessed me with.. How can you give birth to ur child and look at him/her and take away his/her life just like that how evil and heartless can you be it kills me to know that i have commited murder twice even though i didnt give birth it still doesnt make it right but to give birth and hear his/her cry and to have held him/her for just a bit and strangle him/her to death now thats just a cold blooded KILLER that judge should be removed from her chair what kind of example are you trying to set?? Its like your telling young mothers or any parent that its ok to kill your unborn or new born child what kind of law is that???



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Nneka Edwards

posted September 14, 2011 at 7:49 am


As the mother of a healthy baby who was stillborn, this story seriously struck a cord. At age 19, you know that you have options and what they are. I am not one to judge but what I do know is that she will have to face what she did mentally over time.



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Judith

posted September 14, 2011 at 7:53 am


I will not judge this 19 year old because I am not God. My heart goes out to her for making the decision she made out of fear from her parents. What I will say is this…We are all under judgement from God. This is why we (the world) are in the condition we are in now because we have choose to see wrong and right and right as wrong. Lord Jesus forgive us all.



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Tinah

posted September 14, 2011 at 8:00 am


It is incredible to hear that a judge with a sound mind can support such a thing!!!! Then Canadians are in trouble because abortion and killing a new born are the same to a learned judge!!!!
It is all about killing whether abortion or newborn!!!



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Sharon Stone Gibson

posted September 14, 2011 at 8:23 am


Clearly, this is a case involving a mother killing her new BORN baby and not at all a case about existing abortion laws in Canada. I am trying to figure out when a judge passes down this kind of ruling if she has some sort of hidden agenda? Any suggestions?



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qt96

posted September 14, 2011 at 8:24 am


So not only has this court ruling legalized abortion it has legalized murder! Because that is what this 19 year old child has done She has taken another life = murder. Perhaps it would have been better for both her, her child and her family if she had told the truth from the beginning. I’ll bet her parents would have helped her and her child but now she must live with this sin – whether or not she even acknowledges that she did something wrong. I pray for her.



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susan

posted September 14, 2011 at 9:04 am


Don’t have sex and you won’t get pregnant, and what is wrong with adoption , no one thinks of that no more.that baby did not ask to come into the world, people would love to adopt , give it to someone who wants it.



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Debbie

posted September 14, 2011 at 9:33 am


I think that it is horrible that Canada would allow such a thing the girl was 19, and afraid her parents would hear the baby cry so she killed it, come on Canada open your eyes, cause you just gave every person in your country the go a head to kill their babies.



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Mo

posted September 14, 2011 at 9:42 am


This is murder not an abortion!



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Linda

posted September 14, 2011 at 10:02 am


if she didn’t want the baby, give it to somebody who does want a child, THEN FIX THE [expletive] SO THAT SHE CAN’T MURDER AGAIN



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Shirley

posted September 14, 2011 at 10:14 am


i feel that the young lady should have been taking birth control pills knowing she was having sex.No woman in this time and age should get pregnant knowing she had something to prevent her from getting pregnant. GIVE ALL THOSE LADYS BRITH CONTROL
SENT YOU DONT HAVE A LAW.IF YOU KNOW WHAT SEX THE CHILD IS AND HEAR A HEART BEAT THEN YOU HAVE COMMITED MURDER. (REMEMBER THAT)God
is watching you can’t get into heaven doing this type of murders and say it’s alright.



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patty

posted September 14, 2011 at 11:40 am


This is one million% wrong. This baby boy is now a angel in heaven. The judge in Canada must be closely related to Casey Anthony’s judge or they believe murder is ok.



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Sam

posted September 14, 2011 at 11:54 am


And why did this judge think it was o.k. to let her off the hook so easy when she killed a baby.What is wrong with the world today?,she will do it again in another setting imagine when she has another child.Thou shall not Kill and yet it will be with her thoughts till the day she died that she killed this innocent and threw him over the fence like some garbage.Hell is a better place for her.



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Annette

posted September 14, 2011 at 11:59 am


She murdered her baby!



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YAYA

posted September 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm


CANADA NEEDS TOO CHANGE THEIR LAWS AND NEED TO PROTECT INNOCENT CHILDREN. THIS IS MURDER, AND THE MOTHER REGARLESS BEING 19 YEARS OLD NEEDED TO HAVE PROTECTED SEX,THERE IS NO EXCUSE. MMMMUUUURRRRDDDDDEEEERRRR



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Chris

posted September 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm


I think she should have put in jail for a
long time! Maybe for life.



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Dee Dee

posted September 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm


Well, I think Canada needs to stop turning its head and make a law about abortion. It’s murder pure and simple. I can’t believe that judge just let the mother walk out and the reason was even more unbelievable. At least the criminals in jail show some outrage at a “baby killer”. She either needs psychiatric or rehabilitative help or the consequence of losing the freedom she stole from her own child.



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keri

posted September 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm


This judge will dearly for allowing this mother to walk free. She murdered her infant because she couldn’t keep her legs closed. How sick is that?



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Aveline

posted September 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm


omg. I cannot believe, that a woman can kill her child. Her parents that cruel that she was afraid to tell them about their grandchild. I don’t believe that they would have killed her for having a child. Where is the protection for babies and children. I hope she won’t be having children any time soon. May god bless her soul.



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Nick Spezz

posted September 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm


We are on a slippery slope. Originally given a life sentence about 5 years ago… somehow, now, five years later it’s OK to murder when the victim is defenseless and you are suffering from some kind of “MENTAL TRAUMA”.



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CHINA

posted September 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm


IT IS A SAD SITUATION INDEED BUT THE BABY WILL GO BACK TO HEAVEN WITH GOD. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE HAVING CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY DO NOT MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES. SHE IS A CHILD THAT NEEDS CHRIST IN HER LIFE THEN SHE WILL UNDERSTAND THE SEVERITY OF HER ACTION. I FEEL FOR THEM BOTH. THE ACT SHE DID WILL HAUNT HER FOR A LONG TIME.



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sharon

posted September 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm


I am in shock. This has nothing to do with abortion. This 19 yr old girl killed her child. This stupid judge said well since you were abused in jail and didn’t bother with an abortion, it’s ok. Go back out in the world, have sex and kill the next baby you have. This judge should be in jail along with this girl. They are both murderers. Shame on them both. Thank God the baby is with Jesus. Better than in this world with people like them.



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Barbara Tobolski

posted September 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm


This judge should be disbarred and will be judged in the afterlife. And Canada is going to hell in a breadbasket. I want no part of it !



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Barbara Tobolski

posted September 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm


This judge should be disbarred immediately. And someday will be judged by God for her actions. Canada is going to hell in a breadbasket. I am moving out of this country because it will come under God’s wrath soon.



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Jean Loftus

posted September 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm


This judge is sick. while she may sympathize with the girl that she was mistreated in jail, the judge’s thinking and her ruling was very wrong.
How can anyone live with themselves after they commit an act like ending a baby’s life? This young woman will be haunted for the rest of her days. In the meantime, the judge has set a very bad precedent.



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Lynne

posted September 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm


Wow….and this is 2011? I will never understand murder. even upon conception. but, even worse you abort a fully grown little boy whom could have been put up for adoption to a loving mom and dad. No support, what did she think? That her parents would have killed her like she did to little boy. If her mom and dad wouldn’t understand, where were any other family members who may have helped? To dispose of a child like trash or waste if a horrific crime.



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Joan Rogers

posted September 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm


I can’t believve this!!! Is murder not a punishable offence???? What in the world is this judge doing???



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tracy willis

posted September 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm


I guess if there’s no law then it’s o.k to commit murder,19yrs old she is old enough to get a job a support the baby herself,what about adoption did she forget that way out,murder is murder unless proven self defense



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Janet Stone

posted September 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm


I believe even in the United States the woman would have been charged with murder. If not what happened is horrible.This was a flesh and blood helpless newborn baby . The more these kind of crimes are committed and very little if no consequences are given the sicker our world will become. These kind of crimes and more violent ones will only get worse. Somewhere there was a woman who would have given love and protection to that baby. That young girl does not have my sympathy she was extremely cruel and selfish .



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bubba a dad of 4

posted September 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm


what is wrong with people! she was a mother of one of god’s child! who gives the judge are the mother the right to kill and let this person be free? she took a baby’s life “FOR NO REASON” because of a cry. is she even sorry for her actions? doesn’t sound like it!



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Diane A

posted September 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm


Well first of all I think that she should get Jail time cause you shouldn’t just let the mother get away with killing her own baby like that if that the case she shouldn’t spead her legs. She is sick and crazy.



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sharon

posted September 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm


she should be charged for murder and sent to jail for life and takes what she gets in jail she is a baby killer



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kathy

posted September 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm


i dont care what country it is in abortion should be eleagal. that baby inside is alive and it is gods child and for this girl to kill it after it was born that is murder. she should have gone to prison for that. where is justice anymore. this really make me mad



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me

posted September 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm


Wow!!!never moving to Canada..



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An upset person

posted September 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm


I feel anyone who takes a newborn human life because you chose to have sex without protection should be disciplined whether it’s by jail or another punishments. To kill a child is a sin the mother should have just given the baby up for adoption. When I hear things like this it really upsets me.



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Robert

posted September 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm


it is so against the law of Love & GODS Laws so not good



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tonibarb

posted September 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm


Don’t be surprised. This is what our world has come to. Notice that this world is not getting any better, including the economy. Now, there is bad news about the foods that we eat. Wake up you Sleeping Giants. It’s almost time for us to get out of here. Be ready!!!!



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Regina

posted September 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm


It’s hard to believe that Canada has no heart for a human being! Newborn or not…still a human being!!



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e rielly

posted September 15, 2011 at 2:53 am


abortion is the same as murder as far as i am concerned unless mother will come to harm or there is something drasticly wrong with the baby rather have it adopted at if you cant keep it god bless this little sole



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JOAN BOGORAE

posted September 15, 2011 at 3:04 am


I dont understand what the judge is actually using as her reason this horrible girl was set free.This is one of the most awful things I have ever heard.I am hoping she gets her just punishment somehow ,somewhere,someday.What she did just sickens me.



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LUTETIA VOLLINTINE

posted September 15, 2011 at 5:17 am


SML YOUR BRUTAL CRUEL MEAN VICIOUS FOR BEING ALL FOR ABORTION WHEN YOU WERE ONCE A UNBORN BABY THAT YOUR PARENTS LAID DOWN IN BED TOGETHER TO CREATE YOU.UNBORN BABIES DESERVE TO LIVE AND HAVE A CHANCE AT LIVE NOW HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR MOTHER HAD A MISCARRIAGE WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH YOUR DUMBBUTT.

AND THESE TEENAGE GIRLS 15-19 YEARS OLD DON’T NEED TO BE HAVING BABIES OUT OF WEDLOCK CAUSE THEY’RE BABIES HAVING BABIES AND THEY’RE JUST BABIES THEMSELVES THAT ARE IMMATURE,IRRESPONSIBLE AND DON’T KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF BABIES AT ALL.



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NANZO

posted September 15, 2011 at 6:51 am


That’s murder not abortion she must be punish you give birth to a baby and later on you kill the infant, she knows what she was going she’s a killer



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Barbara

posted September 15, 2011 at 7:14 am


That “Judge” outta be hung !!! He is as nutty as a fruit cake..and obviously crazy saying “he understands why a girl kills her baby? Well that’s fine but..he needs to see she is punished also..what is the matter with these judges these days? Have they lost their ever “lovin” minds?



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Eric

posted September 15, 2011 at 7:36 am


This judge is sick in the mind.



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Tom Vella-Zarb

posted September 15, 2011 at 7:42 am


majority of Canadians support unrestricted abortion, who says? I have reason to believe that if a referendum is taken the result will show otherwise



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Pat

posted September 15, 2011 at 8:00 am


Wow, is this judge serious. I don’t even understand where abortion came in. The child was already born so this was clearly a case of murder. She could have just dropped the child off at a church, hospital or anywhere someone could pick him up. She is an adult and should have been dealt with as such. I pray someone in Canada’s legal system will put right this wrong. This is really a bad precedent to set for others. Even in other countries where abortion is legal a child once born is recognized.



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charlene

posted September 15, 2011 at 9:11 am


with so many childern beeing killed, now days its truly something for one to get to audt hood. well there is a saying, no, jucited here but you will burn in hell. at 19 she jnow right from wrong. i guess after this has apeared in the U.S. how many will go to canda , get a cheap hotel and murder a child. think about that canda. you will have a lot of incent blood on your hands!



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Yolanda

posted September 15, 2011 at 9:30 am


if you support abortion, then you support the murder of babies. it IS that simple. If you get an abortion, you ARE a baby murderer.



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angel

posted September 15, 2011 at 9:33 am


this should not be addressed as a abortion , the child was born and then was killed . she should have been charged for murder!



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Nicole L

posted September 15, 2011 at 9:41 am


I am OUTRAGED !! She murdered her baby and is NOT going to jail !!



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Marcelo R

posted September 15, 2011 at 9:54 am


What kind of law would not protect a life? Canadian law does not recognize a baby from conception until it is born? It is left to a christian woman that a life will not end. This is a shortcoming in Canada. If this law was adhered to by many, no one should be alive in Canada.



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Michelle

posted September 15, 2011 at 10:02 am


This is such “BS”. She deserved to get treated bad in jail. I can not believe what the world has come to. This is not what god intended. Yeah our baby’s can’t even be protected before being born. So sad for the little baby boy. He didn’t even get a chance to open his eyes. This is so horrible that it makes me cry for him. So i guess yeah let her free that way she can go and get pregnant again and do the same F***ing thing to another baby that cant defend his self. So sad.



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Roxann

posted September 15, 2011 at 10:44 am


Abortion should be made illegal worldwide. Babies don’t ask to be born they are conceived by women who don’t use safe sex practices. God told us to go and replenish the earth. abortion is sin no matter how you look at it. There are soooo many women who can’t have kids that would love to adopt.



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Marie

posted September 15, 2011 at 11:41 am


MURDER, MURDER, MURDER!!!!! ‘Thous shalt not kill[ murder ]! There has been over 320,000 babies murdered, and I’m sure many more. These are human babies that God loves. Those that have went in and those that persuaded those to have an abortion, I guarantee, I double guarantee will have to answer to God for their actions. I have NO doubt God is NOT pleased. As far as I’m concerned, this is the most Satanic thing I have ever seen humans do to little ones.All I can say is, GOD HELP YOU!!!!



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Eileen

posted September 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm


This is so sad.



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D.D.Ellis

posted September 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm


Though she had issues with herself and parents, that was still a life she has taken. Though there aren’t abortions in Canada, she could had confided in one she trusted, what she did was very inhuman and she gets to walk away. What about the life she dismantled like a rag doll you toss around. So you are saying it is okay to end a life, that’s like saying, she couldv’e shot the baby in the head because of no laws. Politics has taken over original values and morals of our world, this is why it is in turmoil now. She was woman enough to have sex, why not deal with the consequences or results of her actions.



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Emily

posted September 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm


I think that was sorry and stupid to get away with murder..why you having sex if u don’t want gods blessing..you will be sorry in the long run cause u will never
.ever forget what u did to your son..god bless his little soul



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Susan

posted September 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm


So very heart breaking. This has nothing to do with abortion laws she did not abort but gave birth. This was murder.



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Sister

posted September 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm


That not a abortion,that was murder.



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josie hopkins

posted September 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm


this murder in getting away with murder,what is this world coming to?



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wendy

posted September 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm


this is outrageous!!! so many people would have taken that baby as their own and he would have had a chance at life. the newborn had NO protection and the mother, even though the parents were unaware, should have given the baby to a church at least for his precious life…i would have taken him in a heartbeat over what she did…that was just dispickable on her part, threw the baby over the fence like he was trash, she should be ashamed of herself, he was a full term baby with a life and future ahead of him…so sad! poor little precious angel boy!!



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Monk21

posted September 16, 2011 at 8:53 am


Because our cowardly Prime Minister would not do anything abt abortion. The murders have now expanded to children already born.
The judge should be removed from the bench.



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someone who cares

posted September 16, 2011 at 9:15 am


I don’t understand why a judge would rule in her favor where it is clearly murder. What is stopping someone else for committing the same act again? There has to be some laws to protect the victims.



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Kat

posted September 16, 2011 at 9:54 am


I so agree w/every1 invthat this judge has lost HER marbles!! It was a female judge! Doesn’t matter, I would still b just as shocked if the judge had been make. She murdered her baby and there is no excuse! There r too many options in this messed up world we live in 4 her to have any excuses! She had to have something wrong w/her tho, I think, 2 b capable of killing a precious newborn! I have a 3 wk. Old & I just can’t imagine harming her in any way!



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Kerstin

posted September 16, 2011 at 10:03 am


I think Canada’s laws needs to be reviewed, I don’t think abortion should be tolerated in Canada. If we don’t tolerate barbaric cultural practices such as spousal abuse, honor killings, female genital mutilations,forced marriage, and other gender-based violence. Then I think abortion should be included in the list.



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Anna Grasso

posted September 16, 2011 at 11:38 am


How very sad! A judge who has NO JUDGEMENT!!!
How did he /she arrived at a position of JUDGING anybody, when in fact he /she has no idea as to what RIGHT nor WRONG IS???
hOW VERY sad indeed. I do feel sorry for that poor mother who, not only killed her own son, but will never find out if she did the correct thing or not!since no one seems to know that TO KILL is wrong, no matter what the size of the person is, nor the age of the person.
This woman has KILLED A HUMAN BEING.
She has committed MURDER. To kill a person is horrible, to kill a new born baby, completely helpless is worse; to kill one’s own child? I have no words to describe the action. I repeat, I pity the poor woman for her action. I will be praying for her. May the Lord open her eyes and make her realize what she has done and give her repentance.
May He take her into His special mercy and guidance and forgive her. As for the judge, I think Canadians and humanity at large should protest vehemently against such a miscarriage of JUSTICE.
What’s wrong with HUMANITY?? Have we all gone INSANE??
HELLO ????? IS ANYBODY HOME???
WAKE UP, IT’S LATER THAN YOU THINK.
Anna Grasso



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Harry

posted September 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm


I would not want to be in their shoes (both mom & Judge) on Judgement Day!



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JOYCE BELL

posted September 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm


I have had four abortions in my liftetime…four! I am 66 years old and, yes, I am a forgiven ‘murderer’. For whether the child is still in the womb…or…out, to take its life is commiting murder. The Word of God says, ‘…Thou shalt not kill…” and that is exactly what it means. I thank God that He allowed me to live long enough to come to the realization of how wrong abortions are. It was at the Cross of Calvary that I repented and sought forgiveness for these depraved and selfish acts…and I received His pardon, because of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
And this is the only thing that will help this young woman. Certainly, a long prison term would not have done it. She, herself must realize that when she took that child’s life, she spit in the face of God and rejected the ‘gift’ He was giving her. Hopefully, one day, she will accept Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and, despite the laws of the land that support and encouraged her wayward actions, she will be given the ‘opportunity’ to repent for every sin she has every committed. As I, and so many others, have be blessed to receive through the Grace and Mercy of a Marvelous, Loving and Forgiving God.
The child is not lost…it is safe in the aarms of Jesus Christ. It is the ‘blind’ mother that I grieve for…and pray for.
I am a poet and on http://www.authorsden.com I penned a poem entitled, ‘Abortion’. For any of you interested, please take the time to visit the site and read it. It explains so much. And remember…please be so careful about ‘judging’, for we never know how Almighty God will one day use this young woman to help someone else. For, the most ‘unlikely’ instruments are the forte of our Creator, in reaching the ‘lost’.
God Bless you one and all and may our prayers be heard for this young lady and so many like her.
Love and much faith,
jmsbell



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Anonymous

posted September 17, 2011 at 11:26 am


Are a judge having been given a case to rule on and a precedent the same?



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Very Anonymous

posted September 17, 2011 at 11:39 am


Was this a full-term pregnancy when the delivery occurred?



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Very Very Anonymous

posted September 17, 2011 at 11:50 am


Just because she did not have contraception but unprotected sex does not mean she was thinking at all………..



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Cynthia

posted September 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm


Why are they citing abortion laws?? This wasn’t abortion. She gave birth to her child and then killed it.



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Doc

posted September 18, 2011 at 2:19 am


Unbelievable… This is truly a slippery slope where nothing is sacred. scary…



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Michelle K.

posted September 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm


SERIOUSLY, PLEASE someone tell me you are kidding! Abortion up until birth!!!!! THis child had been born, so where is the relevance of the law here? This child had been born!



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Lou Heard

posted September 21, 2011 at 8:48 am


Instead of promoting abortion as a solution, why not promote adoption? Accidents are going to happen, but if an unwed mother knows she has a way to give an unwanted baby to someone who would provide a loving home, and view it as the gift from God that it truly is. She was so worried about approval and acceptance from her parents, she committed murder in an attempt to “solve” the problem. Breaks my heart, for the baby and for her, that’s a decision she will have to live with forever.



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Miko

posted September 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm


And this is what Chirstian Conservatives worked so hard for to get a Conservative majority elected?

Harper has even funded the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood today.

In the past his “Conservative” MP even voted to support homo-sexual “marriage” and his “says he’s christian” VP ic Towes tossed his sacred vows of marriage aside to shack up with a trophy wife!

We need the Conservatives to openly embrace the church and God and condemn all those who oppose this.

We need a life sized statue of Christ placed in the House of Commons.

The Christian take over of Canada needs to start now and openly. If they don’t why are we supporting these Cons?



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pm

posted September 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm


this is an outrage! so there are people (not human beings)that think it is ok to kill a child born or unborn. this is very upsetting to think this is realy happening. do they not know about adoption!



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Carla J

posted October 19, 2011 at 11:21 am


Regardless of her age and fear of her parents’ anger at her — she can never justify to herself or anyone else, murdering her baby and then just throwing it over the fence. To be able to take the life of another, especially your own child like that, tells us all that she has mental problems or worse. Abortion is not even at issue here. She murdered a child, and is receiving no punishment, no consequences whatsoever. As others have stated, that judge set a precedent that murder itself is okay, no matter who the victim is. If the judge felt some kind of compassion, she could have set the punishment accordingly,required psychiatric care,etc., but she did not. So, I trust that God, our ultimate judge, will handle this matter in his own time and way as he does for each of our actions. For now, the baby is in Heaven where wondrous love abounds, and hopefully that girl will never have another child who she could murder at will. Horribly tragic story, and another sign of our times.



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oldDog

posted October 27, 2011 at 9:35 am


I don’t know what scares and disgusts me more, her or the judge. Either way I don’t see how they can sleep at night.



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Alan

posted February 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm


All of you Pro-Choicers (and Pro-Lifers) out there need to watch this excellent documentary produced by Ray Comfort. Within just a matter of seconds/minutes, several people changed their minds on abortion once they actually stopped to think about it. Ray does an awesome job making people think about their choices. I highly recommend this short 33 minute video to anyone out there. It has changed my perspective. Will it change yours?



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