On July 31st, Richard McTear of Florida was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery, and child abuse after throwing a 3-month-old boy out of a moving car. Tragically, the child died instantly and bloodstains were found on McTear’s shorts after the incident.
According to prosecutors, 26-year-old Richard McTear attacked ex-girlfriend Jasmine Bedwell, 22, after she returned home with her son from a friend’s house in 2009.
McTear blocked the door when Bedwell tried to flee and grabbed her son, Emanuel Wesley Murray, during the struggle.
He then took off down Interstate 275 in Tampa, throwing the baby out of the window, prosecutors said. The baby’s blood stains were found on McTear’s shorts and in a car he was known to drive. Defense attorneys argued that McTear was innocent and questioned the mother’s credibility.”
This shocking story should send chills down our back and make us feel great sadness for our society. However, did you know that some bioethicists believe infants shouldn’t gain full “personhood” until years after their born? Peter Singer, from Princeton University, wrote in his book Practical Ethics, “Human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons”; therefore, “the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.”
In other words, Singer rejects the idea that even a born person should have the rights of the rest of humanity because they are less valuable than animals. While some may argue that his views are very radical and do not represent American society, abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood already believe babies who survive abortions should be left to die. In 2013, a Planned Parenthood lobbyist from Florida was asked the question: “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?” She responded by saying that it would be up to the woman, her family, and her physician.
Ultimately, the abortion business opposed Florida’s pro-life bill, HB1129 that would provide medical care and legal protection to babies who are born alive after an abortion.
This shows us how far Planned Parenthood will go to ensure they get ever bit of their abortion income.
It is good that justice was served for little Emanuel, and I for one hope Florida realizes that his death isn’t all that different from those that take place down the street at their local Planned Parenthood.