WARNING!!! THIS ARTICLE IS INTENDED TO PLAY DEVIL’S ADVOCATE. THIS ARTICLE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. IF YOU TAKE THIS ARTICLE TO HEART, YOU EITHER HAVE NO SOUL, OR YOU ARE SIMPLY AN IDIOT OR BOTH.
So I live in Arizona: A very RED, RIGHT-WINGED, REPUBLICAN state. And weeks after the trial, it seems like everyone is still on about this whole Casey Anthony debacle, and crying out “Murderer!” and “This is the O.J. trial all over again!” and whatnot. But you know, they’re wrong. It’s White, Christian, Republican, narrow-mindedness that keeps these people from attaining a balanced perspective. And really, it isn’t all as bad as it seems.
I mean think about it:
She’s a young, fun-loving, party-going, I’m-still-young-and-I-don’t-want-to-waste-a-moment-of-my-youth kinda girl! And….she’s pretty! And we all know, youth is fleeting! She simply isn’t ready to be a parent. And it’s for those reasons that abortion is readily embraced by our generation. After all, what kind of an environment is that to raise kids in? One day, you see an older male figure come into the house, there’s lot’s of noise, banging, and moaning, and in a couple of hours, he’s gone. The next day, you see another. Men coming and going. Never a real father figure to embrace. Never time to get to know anyone. Not even your mommy. Because she’s always out. Or always away. Doing mommy things. Alone. In her bedroom.
It’s not healthy. The child would have been neglected. And the mother could only have been resentful of the child “killing her buzz” any time she asked for attention. So all in all, it’s really just a bad situation for both of them.
So obviously, as it became quite clear, the only compassionate thing to do (taking into consideration the child’s diminished quality of life) was take it out back — Old Yeller style. Unfortunately, the law is so far behind the times, it fails to sympathise with these kinds of mothers, and their self-less acts of euthanasia.
Just as back in the day, when women were taking coat hangers and improvised hooks of all sorts just to terminate an unwanted pregnancy for the doctors who would deny them mercy, women like Casey Anthony have resorted to drowning their own prepubescent humanoids in an effort to escape a harsh and unsettling reality. So obviously, what we need is not to put women like these on the stand, in the hopes of trying them for murder. What we need is to re-define what it means to be human, so that incidents like this can be over-looked, and suffering women (such as Casey) can get over it and move on with their lives.
And I think I have just the solution:
It is said that the human brain does not fully form until about the age of twenty-five. So, with that in mind, it is probably best to start from there, and hold that as our national standard. Which means, for all mothers who are unprepared, disappointed, or otherwise unable to care for or accept the burden of motherhood, all individuals under the age of twenty-five will remain in a null status, and all mothers will remain exempt from their responsibilities. That is to say, any homocide committed by a mother upon a child under the age of twenty-five will be declared not a homicide, but a Retro-Active Abortion. Furthermore, if a mother finds that her progeny has become incarcerated, and that offspring is under the age of twenty-five, it is her call of whether the state may retain the individual in custody, or to be euthanised.
And if, if you look it at it all that way, I think it makes it really clear, we are not looking at bad mothers but, rather, responsible mothers having the integrity to do what is right, and insure that their children will not grow up unsuccessfully, under-privileged, or in inhospitable environments.
That’s my two-cents on the matter. Take it or leave it. Good or bad, it’s a still a compromise. And I don’t see anyone else looking at this matter so objectively.