Monday, October 09, 2006

Mother Strikes Boyfriend with Baby

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
A woman used her 4-week-old baby as a weapon during a domestic dispute, swinging the infant through the air and striking her boyfriend with the child, authorities said.

Chytoria Graham, 27, of Erie, remained in the Erie County Jail today, unable to post $75,000 bond on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple assault.

"The baby was swung at the individual that she was arguing with," Erie District Judge Thomas Robie told the Erie Times-News for today's editions.

District Attorney Bradley Foulk said the child was critically injured in the incident about 3:30 a.m. yesterday.

[…] It was not immediately clear if the man Ms. Graham allegedly attacked was the baby's father.

Well, there’s a surprise…

Authorities removed four other children from Graham's home and they were in the custody of the Erie County Office of Children and Youth.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us

So what on earth do we expect? Four weeks earlier, this woman could have legally killed the child at will; this is just a somewhat delayed abortion procedure. If it wasn’t a person then, why do we suddenly act like it’s a person now? Just ask Peter Singer of Princeton. After all, “given a choice between keeping alive an adult chimpanzee and a human infant, the chimp should beat out the child.” So if you’re defending yourself, why not use a baby? You’re worth more than it is.

As Planned Parenthood likes to say, “Every Child a Wanted Child.” You can buy a bumper sticker to that effect from the National Organization for Women. Nobody ever seems to mention the logically necessary corollary - “Every Unwanted Child a Dead Child.”

Does anybody still believe that we haven’t left ourselves ripe for judgment?

And you took your sons and daughters whom you bore to me and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough? You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols. (Ezekiel 16:20-21, NIV)