Legal Human Trash

It was a heartbreaking video to watch.  Eighteen-year-old Alexis Avila callously tossed her newborn baby boy – in a black trash bag – into a dumpster behind a store in New Mexico.  Her actions went unnoticed until others heard the baby crying.  A store security camera caught the crime.  Rescuers pulled the infant from the trash, rushed him to the hospital and he survived.  Alexis confessed and was charged with attempted murder and child abuse.  All fifty states have safe haven laws allowing a mother to surrender her newborn, no questions asked.  But in New Mexico a woman can get an abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy.  So, we shouldn’t be surprised when mothers treat their infants like garbage when unborn babies can be legally treated like human trash.

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