December 29, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIRGINIA MOTHER WHO ALLEGEDLY MURDERED HER NEWBORN BABY
WITH IMPUNITY HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR NEVADA PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
Personhood Nevada is appalled and deeply grieved at the news reported from Virginia, in which a mother allegedly murdered her own newborn baby and will not be charged with a crime. Situations such as this, in which children are denied their very right to live, highlight the need for the Nevada Personhood Amendment. The proposed Amendment reads, simply,
In the great state of Nevada, the term ‘person’ applies to every human being.
Olaf Vancura, PhD, President of Personhood Nevada, stated, “If this Amendment had been in place in Virginia, the woman would be in jail right now. No one has the right to kill another human being at any stage of biological development. The right to live is a God-given, fundamental civil right.”
Ken Wilson, Personhood Nevada board member stated, “As the father of 3 young children, I am utterly and completely shocked at this horrific and detestably evil crime. How a mother can kill her own child is something I will never be able to understand, no matter how much praise Planned Parenthood lavishes on mothers who do it every day. Our society has now come full circle, from condemning those who kill children, to actually lifting up such people as champions of women’s rights. We now live in a time when even our laws protect the killing and the killers of our own children. It is beyond tragic. It is the death of our culture.”
Personhood Nevada spokesperson Candy Best added, “The news of this travesty sickens me to the very core of my being! To think that a dehumanizing technicality, such as an intentionally uncut umbilical cord connecting mother and child, could legally render Virginia law enforcement impotent to arrest and prosecute a mother for murder is frightening and beyond belief. To twist and pervert what God had provided to serve as the cord of life into a legal justification to violently take a child’s life, is at least a serious miscarriage of justice and at most the cruelest kind of murder of innocence. This precious child who was killed by his or her own mother has as much right to live as any other human being – as much as any other person. This act was diabolically criminal. It is surreal to imagine a law that protects both the act of murder and the murderer. Why did Virginia legislators not act when police requested them to earlier? This is what happens when “choice” is taken to its logical extreme. It is our solemn duty to ensure and protect every person’s God-given right to live, even if they live in another state.”
Personhood Nevada stands for the right of all Nevadans to be protected by love and by law.
Contact: Olaf Vancura 702 / 556-1134 email@example.com