Thursday, January 13, 2005

It's Not My Fault

I have just finished watching a defense attorney on Fox News who, in all seriousness, said that her client (a teenage boy) should not have been prosecuted for beating his pregnant girlfriend's (also a teenager) abdomen with a baseball bat in order to abort their baby. He was successful in killing the baby inside his girlfriend with this tactic and they subsequently secretly buried the remains of the dead baby in their backyard.

Their attorney's argument is that the two teenagers were given bad advice by two crisis hotlines they called and therefore they should not be held responsible for their actions. What an excellent example the legal profession is setting for the other teenagers in our society. No matter how horrendous the action you take to kill a unwanted fetus, we will always make excuses for you by making sure everyone understands that it is not your fault. We will use our years of training in college and law school to make sure you are not held accountable for your actions. Not only are you not accountable, you are the "victim" of an over zealous prosecutor who doesn't seem to understand that killing a fetus with a baseball bat is perfectly acceptable.

And we wonder why no one takes responsibility for their actions any longer. Gee, I wonder why...

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