A Colorado woman who reportedly brutally cut a live baby from the womb of its mother won’t be charged with murder, because a law pushed by pro-abortion lobbyists maintains that a fetus is not a human being.
Last week Dynel Lane, 34, a former certified nurses aide, used Craigslist to lure a pregnant woman to her home on the pretense of buying used baby clothing. But when the pregnant woman arrived, Lane allegedly attacked her and sliced the baby from her belly.
Lane’s husband told police that the baby was still alive when he found it in his bathtub, but it soon died. Doctors also said that, at 7 months, the baby could have been perfectly viable.
Lane’s husband brought his wife to the hospital under the mistaken belief that his wife had suffered a miscarriage.
Meanwhile, Lane’s alleged victim, Michelle Wilkins, 26, called the police and was taken to the same hospital as Lane. Police arrested Lane at that time.
The question became how many charges could prosecutors levy against Lane? Many wanted to charge her with murder. But a law pushed by pro-abortion activists holds that a fetus does not qualify as a person, and so Lane won’t be charged with the murder of the baby.
Boulder County District Attorney Stanley L. Garnett claimed that he was unable to file murder charges because the coroner would not certify that the infant could live outside the womb.
Garnett admitted that many people urged him to file murder charges, but he could not. Garnett said murder charges were “not possible under Colorado law without proof of live birth. A prosecutor cannot file murder charges when a baby who is killed has not lived outside the body of the mother. For similar reasons, I cannot bring charges of child abuse resulting in death.”
The coroner claimed that the child’s lungs were never fully inflated, but a cause of death has not yet been officially determined. A full autopsy report will be issued once all testing is complete.
In 2013, led by the pro-abortion lobby, Colorado legislators voted down a “personhood law,” a law that would give a fetus the status of a human being. Colorado became one of only 12 states to deny that status.
On Friday, Lane was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, unlawful termination of pregnancy, two counts of crime of violence, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault.
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