Conviction of intoxicated mother who killed her six-day-old infant is overturned, since court says it wasn’t a person

Conviction of intoxicated mother who killed her six-day-old infant is overturned, since court says it wasn’t a person

jnfrjrgnsnThink we’re going down the slippery slope to infanticide? This case is the latest evidence of the slide. Apparently, now you can injure your child a few days before it’s born, then when it’s born alive, if it dies you’re off the hook. 

According to Life News,

A New York court recently ruled that a Long Island woman who killed her baby in a car accident cannot be convicted because her baby was not a person yet.

The Times Union reports Jennifer Jorgensen previously was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter for causing the death of her baby daughter in a car crash. She also was indicted for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the report.

Jorgensen was in her third trimester when the car accident occurred in May 2008. Her daughter was delivered by C-section after the head-on collision and died six days later, according to the report.

In October, the New York Court of Appeals reversed Jorgensen’s conviction, ruling that she was not guilty because she fatally injured her daughter before she was born.

The court ruling compared Jorgensen’s actions to self-induced abortion and called it an offense that is “no greater than a misdemeanor.”

So what are the ramifications of this case? It means that “mothers” (I hate to even call them mothers when they murder their unborn children) can destroy children inside the womb any way they like. They can even injure them inside the womb and it doesn’t matter. We’re living in a sick, sick era. I hope the prosecution appeals again.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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