On Friday, a premature newborn baby girl was thrown out of a second-story apartment window to her death in Omaha, Nebraska by her 16-year-old mother, soon after giving birth. Antonia Lopez, the now-deceased baby's mother, was arrested and charged with murder the following day.
The baby girl weighed only two pounds and was believed to be 27-28 weeks old at the time of her murder, according to the director of the neonatal intensive care unit at the Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Ann Anderson-Berry. Murdering a baby inside a woman's womb at this stage, called a third-trimester abortion, is legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
According to the police statement, Lopez went into premature labor alone in her bedroom of the family apartment. After she gave birth to the child early that morning, she allegedly tossed the apparently unwanted life out of her second-story window. Lopez then posted "Who can do me a huge favor and has a car?" to Facebook at around 3:40 a.m.
After Lopez informed her mother of what she had done, her mother went outside to find the infant in the grass, immediately calling 911 and performing CPR on the baby until medics arrived.
Sadly, the baby girl was pronounced dead after she was transported to a nearby medical center, say fire department paramedics.
Lopez was charged with murder: one count of felony child abuse resulting in death.
But all she really had to do was ask to have her baby murdered while she was still in her womb. This gruesome act is somehow interpreted as a "woman's right to choose" on account of location of the baby at the time of the murder. Twelve different states—Iowa, Texas, Virginia, Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, West Virginia—and the District of Columbia, would have happily murdered the baby, injecting the baby with poison and ripping them apart limb-by-limb, with zero legal repercussions.
Third-trimester babies are completely viable to live outside of the womb and can feel pain. Below is the disturbing process to murder a baby in a third-trimester abortion procedure:
So, how exactly can we be morally outraged over the murder of a 28-week-old baby girl outside of her mother's womb, and not of one murdered inside her mother's womb? Why does the scene of the crime make it okay to murder?