This is sickening.
A women strangles her newborn infant and throws the body of her baby over the fence into the neighbour's yard. Her conviction for murder is overturned and she is instead convicted of the lesser crime of infanticide and is given a suspended sentence of a mere three years.
Here's the words of the judge's decision: "while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support." She goes on to say: "Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant's death, especially at the hands of the infant's mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother."
she, who never has and need never stand for election, claims to know the feelings of the people well enough to use those feelings as a justification for her decision. She rules not on facts, but on feelings. Here, judge, is a fact about my feelings: I do not grieve for the mother, beyond grieving that she will not spend a single day behind bars. You have just set a precedent that allows teenagers in trouble to kill innocent infants without fear of any repercussions. You have de facto de-criminalized infanticide.