WATCH: Baby’s Body Found In A Shoebox — What Should Happen To The Parents?

Written by Wes Walker on February 19, 2020

This is what happens when there’s a disconnect between our laws and our morality.

If someone told you that parents were found to have brought a child into the world, only to snuff out his young life, natural inclination might have you recoil in horror and demand some sort of justice for that murdered child, right?

And we at ClashDaily are happy to report that criminal charges are, in fact, being brought against the parents of that doomed baby.

According to the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office, 21-year-old Kalina V.E. Gillum took 12 misoprostol tablets to induce labor and terminate her pregnancy. She was 28 to 29 weeks pregnant at the time.

The prosecutor’s office says Gillum’s boyfriend, 25-year-old Braden C. Mull, was involved in purchasing the pills from India.

Gillium allegedly took the pills on Sept. 18 of last year and gave birth to a boy the next day in the bathroom of the couple’s apartment in Heath. The prosecutor’s office says neither Gillium or Mull called 911 or sought emergency medical treatment for the baby.

Gillum went to Licking Memorial Hospital on Sept. 20 and the medical staff contacted law enforcement.

The prosecutor’s office says authorities searched the couple’s apartment and the baby’s body was located inside a shoebox, inside of a trash bag. Additional evidence was collected from the home that established Gillum and Mull had planned to purchase the pills and terminate the pregnancy, according to the prosecutor.

A prosecutor told 10TV the couple does have another child together.

So let’s recap what happened.

There was a baby. They didn’t want to bring that baby into the world, so they ordered some pills to end that pregnancy.

The pills worked exactly the way they were expected to work. The baby was born and he died.

Now the parents are being criminally charged for something that happens every single day in Planned Parenthood offices around the country.

Aside from Planned Parenthood cashing a check… what’s the difference?

Why are these two charged with a crime, while Planned Parenthood gets taxpayer funding?

Even Governor Norham, who defended infanticide — is more remembered for the blackface scandal that conveniently came up days after that infanticide conversation — than he is for the infanticide.

And he’s still the Governor… while this couple faces criminal charges.

Is it at all conceivable that a story like this one, that cuts away the veneer of medical respectability and holds up a mirror to the abject horror of the act of ending a human life might be the sharp stick poking our conscience to wake it up and ask the larger questions?

What should happen to the parents?

And, in a related question, what should happen to institutions like Planned Parenthood?

Medical veneer or no, is there *really* any difference between the two?

 

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