Question: In a sane world, which is the closer, more intimate bond: the bond between a woman and her significant other or the bond between a pregnant mother and her child?
OK, another question, even easier: What’s the worse crime, the murder of one adult by another adult or the murder of a defenseless or disabled child by an adult?
According to a story in today’s newspaper, The Telegram, entitled Dozens of volatile cases on RNC’s radar, the RNC will be taking a proactive approach to domestic abuse.
An RNC initiative to get a tighter grip on domestic violence has an officer keeping a close eye on 50 cases that have the potential to end in tragedy.
For the first time, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has dedicated a full-time officer to the position of domestic violence co-ordinator who is responsible for analyzing calls for service and conducting risk assessments to determine if an abuser is likely to kill his intimate partner.
Const. Suzanne FitzGerald told The Telegram this week she has 50 active cases for which she has concluded that, without some form of intervention, the women could end up as victims of domestic homicide.
As I noted in a previous posting, nothing quite qualifies for the description “domestic violence” like a mother killing her child. [But, granted, the baby killing crowd has an arsenal of slogans and deceptive “logic” to dehumanize and depersonalize the child in the womb, so, according to them, it’s not really a mother killing her child!]
Until the unborn child recovers the same right of personhood as you and I, the RNC will never be “conducting risk assessments to determine” if a mother is likely to kill the baby she carries in her womb.