Stillborn Baby Case in New Jersey Points to Post-Abortion Pain for Women
by Steven Ertelt
January 7, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New Jersey police are concerned that the body of a stillborn baby may have been thrown in the trash and incinerated in Kentucky. A women’s group says the case, which has drawn national attention, points to the pain women feel following an abortion.
Officials believe the remains of stillborn baby Bashere Moyd, Jr. were moved to a trash incinerator. The baby’s body has been missing since Friday when the remains couldn’t be found at Christ Hospital in Jersey City.
Police say it appears the baby was thrown away along with trash at some point between December 21 and January 2 and may have been taken by train to a landfill near Ashland, Kentucky.
Georgette Forney, a co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a group for post-abortive women who regret their abortion decision, commented on the case.
She said it is a heartbreaking story that calls to mind the anguish of post-abortive women.
My heart goes out to the mother of this baby, Forney told LifeNews.com. Even if the child was stillborn, he was a human being who should have been treated with the respect and care that every single person, born and unborn, deserves."
Forney, who had an abortion as a teenager, can identify with the loss of life the mother of the child must feel.
"I know the trauma and heartache of wondering what happened to my baby’s body; officials should turn those landfills upside down until they restore that child to his grieving mother," she said.
It appears authorities are doing just that as officials in garbage dumps in Kentucky, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the subject of searches now.
Janet Morana, also with Silent No More, also commented on the situation to LifeNews.com.
This case illustrates what is obvious the loss of a baby, even a baby youve never seen, is devastating,
The women and, yes, the men of Silent No More have suffered this same loss, of having their aborted children tossed out with the trash, only to have their anguish minimized or denied by apologists for the abortion industry. I pray not only that this little boy is found, but also that his mother experience healing and closure," she said.
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