I don’t generally comment on events, political or otherwise, in other countries because there’s far too many things in America I don’t get.  Just last week I warned against committing crimes outside the U.S. lest you subject yourself to the laws of another country.

When it comes to children, I find it impossible to heed my husband’s advice:  “you don’t have to say everything you think.”  I just don’t get what our Canadian neighbors are thinking.

In 2005, a 19-year old Alberta woman, gave birth to her baby boy in her parents’ basement and he ended up dead in their neighbor’s backyard.  She was twice convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison but each time her conviction was overturned.  In the latest ruling, an Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench Judge, Joanne Veit, said the woman could serve a three-year suspended sentence – no time behind bars!

I’m not an expert on Canadian law but it’s not only the law, but the Judge’s own words which are so troubling.  “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.  This is a classic infanticide case — killing a new born after a hidden pregnancy by a mother who was alone and unsupported.”  The Judge went on to say, “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.”  Outrageous!

While I haven’t read any court transcripts, the woman gave birth in her parents’ basement so she wasn’t out on the streets.  How did her parents not know she was pregnant?

Canada has no laws restricting abortion.  While I believe all abortions are murder, Canadians do not and this option was available to this woman.  Could she not have dropped the baby off at a hospital?

Canadians understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers????  Is this Judge kidding?  When the child goes into the “terrible two” stage, will those onerous demands placed on the mother allow her to murder her child then?

I haven’t a clue what this Judge was thinking.