'Child Destruction'

Tributes for Nikkita Grender and her unborn child...
Major media outlets including The Mirror and Sky News today reported on the horrific murder of a woman, Nikkita Grender, and her unborn child, by a bouncer. The Mirror reports that...

'Nightclub bouncer Carl Whant was last night charged with the murder of teenager Nikitta Grender and the “child destruct­ion” of her unborn baby. Whant, 26 – a cousin of Nikitta’s boyfriend Ryan Mayes – will ­appear before magistrates tomorrow. Nikitta, 19, of Newport, Gwent, had been due to give birth this coming Thursday, Ryan’s 18th birthday.
Use of the child destruction charge, which dates from 1929, is rare. District Crown Prosecutor Stacey Turner said: “Offences relating to unborn children fall outside the scope of murder legislation. Therefore in respect of Nikitta Grender’s unborn child, we have advised Gwent Police to charge Carl Whant with the offence of child destruction under the Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929.”'

Is it just me who is confused by the application of this English law, in frankly any circumstance, when approximately 200,000 unborn children are destroyed by abortion every year in the United Kingdom alone?

May the the souls of the victims rest in peace, their family be comforted and the killer be brought to repentance and find God's mercy.

Comments

Richard Collins said…
Same hymn sheet!But well written!
epsilon said…
Exactly what I thought!
Maybe we should use it against abortionists in a similar way to those who reported war crimes at police stations around the country post WMD attack on Iraq
Anonymous said…
1) Don't use this family's tragedy to make a political point

2) The woman wanted a child, therefore he has deprived her of one. A woman who procures an abortion does not want a child.
Mary said…
Well, the law states quite clearly that the termination of a foetus falls outside the murder laws, so at least as far back as 1929 it has maintained a foetus can't be murdered and is therefore not a legal person. I think the bible has some similar advice ont his score - remember your Leviticus? 'and if she miscarry the penalty will not be that of murder but of harm to the mother'. Good to see God himself gave the same laws when he spoke to mankind. Problem solved, you can forget about it now
Lex said…
the law states that it is the crime of killing an unborn but viable fetus; that is, a child "capable of being born alive."
Abortions are not illegal as the fetus is not viable.
This is the whole reason why they had to bring in this child destruction law as murder and infanticide do not apply to the unborn.
Oh well, I guess that makes it alright then.