California May Send Someone to Prison for 7 Years for Dumping Puppies, No Crime to Kill Unborn Babies

Opinion   |   Rev. Sean Martin   |   Apr 26, 2019   |   7:58PM   |   Sacramento, CA

I love puppies. As I write this there are 4 puppies in my bathroom waiting to go to their forever home.

They are sweet and adorable and I cannot imagine how or why anyone would ever intentionally hurt a puppy. I certainly cannot imagine tying them up in a bag and dropping them in a dumpster.

As I watched the now-viral video of a woman doing just that in California last week. I was appalled by how cold and callous this action appeared to be. The woman showed no emotion at all – just a pre-planned dump followed by a casual stroll away. Maybe the woman’s calmness was the most frightening part. How can someone be as unaffected as she was? I am thankful that she has been found and arrested.

The incident made me ponder the cognitive dissonance that exists in our culture, and I am certainly guilty of it. These puppies were three days old, but the same outrage and the same penalties would apply to puppies dumped at just three hours old. And they should. But it seems to me that many who are appalled at this woman are mum when it comes to the deaths of human babies born alive after botched abortions. How can this be? In what world does this make sense?

According to California Penal Code Section 597, felony animal cruelty comes with up to one year in prison and a $20,000 fine. This woman is facing the possibility of 7 counts, which could mean 7 years in prison and $140,000 in fines. This woman is in some serious trouble.

And yet California voters elected Senators like Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, who are fighting to keep the license to kill in abortion as unregulated and far-reaching as possible. They made this clear when refusing to support legislation that would explicitly protect infants who survive abortion.

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These elected officials want a nation – not just a state – where abortion providers are protected, even when they do a bad job and let that little baby escape from the womb. They want an America where fur babies are protected but human babies are not. Figure that one out.

Welcome to the Democratic vision of America and the platform on which they are all running for the 2020 presidential election. God help us.

LifeNews Note: Before joining Human Coalition in 2012, Sean Martin served as a church pastor for 12 years, leading churches in Sharon, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; and most recently in Simsbury, Connecticut. Since 2014, Sean has been the Senior Director of Church Outreach, overseeing Human Coalition’s efforts to engage and equip the American Church to rise up and lead the charge to end the atrocity of abortion.