Posted on | October 29, 2013 | 24 Comments
The mother accused of suffocating her newborn then dumping the body in the tank of a bar toilet will go on trial for the child’s death.
On Monday, Northampton County Magisterial Judge David Tidd ruled that Amanda Catherine Hein should go on trial for criminal homicide.
Hein was charged in August after a baby’s body was found in a restaurant toilet.
Police say that the 26-year-old Allentown, Pa. resident suffocated her baby with a plastic bag and then put the baby in the tank of a toilet in the woman’s restroom inside Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Township. . . .
She could end up facing the death penalty if she’s found guilty of the charges against her. The intentional killing of a child under the age of 12 is a capital offense.
Why are the nation’s pro-choice organizations not rushing to the defense of this woman? Remember, two of their standard arguments in support of abortion is that (a) women are the ones who get to determine when life begins and (b) the government has no legal right to tell a woman she has to have a baby she doesn’t want.
Well, if those things are true, Ms. Hein fits the pro-choice model to a tee. . . .
The fact is, if the body of this little boy had been found in the bathroom of an abortion clinic instead of in the bathroom of a bar, the country would have never heard about it and Ms. Hein would just be another enlightened woman exercising her constitutional right to choose. . . .