Texas infanticide bill would decriminalize murdering an infant

Is there a more despicable crime than murdering a baby? I mean, really… think hard. Murder is always apalling and deplorable and sickening. But no matter what, murdering a baby would be, in my book, the most disgusting, horrible thing a person could do. And in this particular situation, I’m not talking about abortion. I’m talking about a baby living independently, out of the womb, under the age of 1 year. Killing any child is evil, but to sink that low? A baby has no ability to defend themselves, no way to escape the horror that will be inflicted upon it. A baby cannot run away or fight back. A baby is completely reliant upon its parents to care for it, and for one of those parents to then murder it… is there anything more evil than that?

Any mother who kills their own baby deserves to be put to death. I do not care how deranged she is, how stressed out she may be, or how much pain she may be in from the aftermath of labor. Murder is murder, and murdering an infant is especially horrible.

Of course, leave it to a rabid pro-abortionist like Jessica Ferrar to see otherwise. She’s a Texas state representative, recently honored by Planned Parenthood and the proud owner of a 100% NARAL approval rating. She’s currently trying to force through a bill that would make Catholic hospitals be required to dispense the morning-after pill. Her latest bright idea? To decriminalize infanticide. Introducing Texas HB 3318, the first of its kind in the entire country, known as “the infanticide bill”. It defines infanticide as:

A person commits an offense if the person wilfully by an act or omission causes the death of a child to whom the person gave birth within the 12-month period preceding the child’s death

The bill says that infanticide should not be prosecuted as murder, though, as long as:

… at the time of the act or omission, the person’s judgment was impaired as a result of the effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following the birth.

Infanticide would become a felony, punishable by no more than two years in prison, with a minimum of 180 days, and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.

Are you sick to your stomach yet?

This bill was passed by the Texas State Criminal Jurisprudence Committee 7 to 1 on April 28th. It’s currently on the way to the Calendars Committee.

Right now, murder of a child under the age of six in the state if Texas is capital murder. And this evil woman, Jessica Ferrar (who, by the way, calls herself a Catholic — yeah right), wants the punishment for murdering an infant to be little more than a slap on the wrist. And why? Because if the child is under a year old, they’re worth less than a child aged 1 – 6?

What has happened to this country? It is as if we are losing our very soul, as if the values we once held are completely dead and gone.

If our elected representatives will not fight to save this country, then it is up to us to.

Call the Calendars Committee today and tell them to vote NO on HB 3318. I called every single one of them to find out their positions on this monstrosity, and only two — Brian McCall and Edmund Kuempel — said they were opposed. Jim McReynolds’ office took my information and said they’d be in touch. But all the rest of them, aside from McCall and Kuempel, are apparently as of yet undecided. Sickening.

Call all of them. Be polite and respectful, but be firm. Make it clear that HB 3318 cannot be allowed to pass.

Brian McCall-Chair: 512-463-0594
Eddie Lucio-Vice Chair: 512-463-0606
Norma Chavez: 512-463-0622
Garnett Coleman: 512-463-0524
Byron Cook: 512-463-0730
Brandon Creighton: 512-463-0726
Charlie Geren: 512-463-0610
Jim Keffer: 512-463-0656
Lois Kolkhorst: 512-463-0600
Edmund Kuempel: 512-463-0602
Jim McReynolds: 512-463-0490
Alan Ritter: 512-463-0706
Burt Solomons: 512-463-0478

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