Loophole in Virginia State Law Allows Mother to Kill Her Newborn

Matt at Creative Minority Report tells us of a woman in Virginia who gave birth and then suffocated her baby immediately afterward and what she did was completely legal. The police can’t charge her with a crime because the state of Virginia has a loophole that allows women who have just given birth to kill their babies if the placenta is still in the them and the umbilical cord is still attached to the baby. She is guilty as sin of infanticide but free as a bird. This is what an investigator said about this case:

“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 that baby to kill it,” Emerson reports. “She can shoot the baby, stab the baby or anything as long as it is still attached to her in some form by umbilical cord or something, and it’s no crime in the state of Virginia.”

That woman could have blown that poor baby away with a shot gun and the police couldn’t do anything. The people who call themselves legislators in Virginia need to get their priorities straight and fix this. If they can ban partial-birth abortions, they sure as hell can ban post-birth abortions, too.

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