Woman Aborts Baby & Gets 8 Years in Jail

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Abortion is one of the most contentious subjects out there. On the whole, I am pro-choice. Women who feel they can't take care of a baby shouldn't have that baby. We've all read the horrific stories of child abuse that happen every day, some babies even being beaten to death. I would prefer that these babies never have to endure that kind of torture. Nor do I think that an 11-year-old girl who was raped by a grown man should have to give birth and take care of a baby she didn't ask for. We all hope that when women get an abortion, they have thought very carefully about it and are doing it for the right reasons; however, we cannot go around grilling every single woman who decides to have an abortion, and putting her through a court trial to determine whether or not her abortion is "justified."

I also believe if men had children, none of this would even be an issue. However, I'm disgusted by a British woman named Sarah Catt who chose to abort her baby. Here's why.

Reportedly, Catt, of North Yorkshire, England, had an abortion when the fetus was 40 weeks along, which would make it in the last week or so of her pregnancy. Because it would be illegal to get an abortion that late, she ordered an "abortion drug" online through India, and allegedly did it herself. She then buried the baby and told everyone it was stillborn.

However, reportedly the baby was the product of a long-term affair that had gone wrong, so she decided to abort it. I'm not going to judge WHY someone chooses to have an abortion. As I said, we cannot start picking and choosing who gets an abortion. But there are laws in place for a reason about the when a woman can get an abortion. I'm not saying they are all correct -- I know a woman who, due to wrong test results, didn't know she was carrying a severely disabled child until well after her state's abortion cut-off. She was left with a huge dilemma. She eventually miscarried.

But women like Catt make it difficult for all women who have to wrestle with the difficult decision of abortion. Not only did Catt terminate her pregnancy on the week the child would have been born, but allegedly she'd already had one abortion, tried to have another abortion but it was too late, and also gave up one baby for adoption.

It's easy to say "birth control, hello????" And I'm going to say it. Birth control, hello???? But perhaps Catt has a lot of mental issues. I really don't know. Unfortunately in this world, all kinds of people, men and women alike, have children when they shouldn't.

But this just goes into extreme territory, and I can't feel sorry for Catt that a judge sentenced her to eight years in prison. Unfortunately, this leaves her other two children without a mother. Perhaps what she really needed was hardcore counseling and a lifetime free supply of birth control!

But what exactly would have been the solution here? For this woman to give birth to the child she clearly didn't want, and possibly would abuse or not take care of? I don't know. I just wish women like this didn't exist. But they do.

Do you think this woman deserves jail time?


Image via North Yorkshire Police

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wamom223 wamom223

Kathy it is way harder to adopt than you think.  Way harder and more expensive.  The foster care system is hard too.   My cousin has done it and two of her three kids have been taken away and given back to their drug adict sperm and egg donors.  The easiest way to adopt is actually through Christian organizations or private adoption.  These also can be difficult as you don't know when or if you will be picked. I think that while 16 and Pregnant shed light on how adoption is for the person wanting to give the child up, it also highlighted how so many pregnant moms want better and more for their child and not all adoptive families and have that much more or better.  If you were giving up your baby would you go for the best (the advantages that come with money) or just average(the normalcy of the middle class)? Unfortunately, the system makes it easier to adopt a child from another country than through our own.  You brought up a good point, maybe we should spend more time and money on the children that need help being placed than on killing babies.  Maybe if people put the same effort and passion into changing the system that handles adoptions we wouldn't have so many children without parents, and so many couple just waiting to become parents.  

Cheyanne Carnii Wilson

She definitely deserved jail time. She killed an innocent child out of her own selfishness. She could've gave the baby up for adoption like she did the other one and could've lived a good life. She's obviously mentally disturbed. I don't understand people what so ever! It's really upsetting seeing so many of these stories. She commited murder, to her own child at that..if you can't handle having a child then stop putting yourself in the position to have one! :(

Noahs Noahs

That is MURDER! Let's call it what it is. The CHOICE is made before! Women should be able to do what they want with their own bodies; however, when a child has been conceived, that child is an individual with God given rights and No One should have the right to take that life!!' At the point of conception it is no longer the woman's body. It's a body of its own!

Cassie Keihn

You dumb b*tch My son was taken from me at 7 in a half months and you didnt even give yours a chance i pray you be blessed with all you deserve whether it be good or bad

Melissa Pemberton

I am 100% pro choice. This not abortion. This is murder. She should have gotten life in prison for murdering a newborn baby.

pupuk... pupukeawahine

Garanteed--had this woman given birth to the child she would have killed it anyway, either with intent, or neglect--take a good look at her eyes.  She killed a baby.  One would think that would get more than eight years.

GlowW... GlowWorm889

I'm extremely pro-choice, and I think this is disgusting. It's one thing to abort at a few weeks along. It is quite another to abort a baby that is perfectly capable of living outside the womb. She had 40 weeks to decide to abort. She should have done it before now if that was her choice. Yes, she definitely deserves jail time!

the4m... the4mutts

I can't remember who said it, but someone claimed what she did is perfectly legal back on page 9 or 10.

You're wrong. Late term abortion is NOT legal, and abortion is 100% illegal in some areas. If what she wanted was legal, she wouldn't have had to order the murder pills from china or wherever, and she wouldn't have gotten the measley 8yrs that she did get.

In california, she would have gotten a life sentence for this.

newmo... newmommyrebecca

Murder!!! She committed murder!!! Hell yes she deserves jail time! You're an absolute idiot.

needa... needadvice1983

It's not abortion it's murder. She murdered her baby because her boyfriend dumped her ass (gee I wonder why. She sounds like a peach). SELFISH SELFISH SELFISH! She should have gotten more than 8 years. That was just a slap on the wrist,

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