A gruesome and heartbreaking report has come out of Bakersfield, California after police started looking into the death of a newborn child. The baby girl was born with a fractured skull and did not survive for long outside the womb.
According to Bakersfield Now, the unnamed mother of the child admitted to police that she had her boyfriend try to kill the baby 30 weeks into her pregnancy.
She says that, by her request, her boyfriend squeezed and punched her pregnant belly “at least 10 times” until she “stopped feeling the baby move.” The assault, which left “severe bruising” on the woman’s belly, is suspected to have caused the “traumatic injuries...that led to the child’s death” after her birth, as stated in the police report.
The unnamed boyfriend denies ever punching his girlfriend, even after her request. As brutal and outrageous as this attack is on a 7 ½-month-old baby in the womb, the couple might not be charged with any crime.
The case is under investigation, and Bakersfield Now says murder charges won’t be pursued if "the act was solicited, aided, abetted, or consented to by the mother of the fetus."
"It's pretty sickening to read,” commented Marylee Shrider, who serves as the executive director of Right to Life Kern County. "I was shocked, and I wanted to burst into tears.”
She questioned the character of the boyfriend who allegedly committed the act of extreme violence, saying, "Even if she thought of it, what kind of man would say, 'Yeah, I'll punch you in the stomach until the baby is dead?'"
Shrider also questioned why a person who kills an expectant mother is charged with a double murder yet it’s not considered murder if the woman doesn’t want her unborn child.
"The baby is a human being, or she's not. The fact that she's wanted or not wanted is not relevant. It doesn't make her less human,” Shrider pointed out. "On moral grounds, grounds of decency, no, there's no gray areas here.”
The outcome of these types of deeply disturbing cases could change in the future. With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 31 and the predicted nomination of a more conservative justice by President Trump, many mainstream media journalists are declaring that abortion will soon be outlawed in many, if not all states, in America.
“You’re going to see 20 states pass laws banning abortion outright,” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said with great certainty. “Just banning abortion...because they know that there are going to be five votes on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Abortion will be illegal in a significant part of the United States in 18 months.”