Magazine September 26, 2016, Issue

‘No More Baby’

Emile Weaver, with her attorney, at sentencing (Chris Crook/Times Recorder via AP, Pool)
A murder in Ohio and the question of abortion

In Ohio, a college student killed her baby, immediately after the baby was born. The student was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Cases like hers cause many of us to think of abortion. Is the murder of a newborn really so different from an abortion? Is it so different that it should land you in jail, for life? While an abortion is defended — even celebrated — as a right?

I will return to this in a moment. First, the recent case.

Emile Weaver comes from Clarington, Ohio, a dot on the Ohio River, across from West Virginia.

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