Investigators tell WSLS the baby’s airway was still blocked. They say the baby was under bedding and had been suffocated by her mother. Investigators say because the mother and baby were still connected by the umbilical cord and placenta, state law does not consider the baby to be a separate life. Therefore, the mother cannot be charged.WTF?
“In the state of Virginia as long as the umbilical cord is attached and the placenta is still in the mother, if the baby comes out alive the mother can do whatever she wants to with that baby to kill it.“, says Investigator Tracy Emerson. “She could shoot the baby, stab the baby. As long as it’s still attached to her in some form by umbilical cord or something it’s no crime in the state of Virginia.“
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office worked unsuccessfully to get the law changed after another baby died in the county in a similar case. Emerson says they asked two delegates and one state senator to take the issue up in the General Assembly. He says the three lawmakers refused because they felt the issue was too close to the abortion issue.
It has been my understanding that by common law, a live birth occurs when the baby's head passes through the birth canal. Hence why the so-called partial birth (but "full death") abortion calls for a breech delivery, and the head is kept inside the birth canal when the brains are cruelly sucked from the living child (oh, you didn't know that? Read about it here).
But in Virginia it seems the legislators are either so in bed with the abortion industry or utterly emasculated by it that they have devised . . . fourth trimester abortion.
Please, if you are pro-choice, tell me how you justify this?
Oh, and in case you are wondering . . . she was a little girl child.