I am on social media daily. This past week was a difficult week. Friends were posting about the couple that beat their precious three year old son to death over a period of three days because he refused his breakfast. The pictures recovered from the home, depicting holes in the wall where his head struck having been punched while hung from his ankles, was beyond horrifying. Then, there was a similar story about two, beautiful little girls whose father took video of them, dressed up and singing, before he killed them. I cried.
Maybe it isn’t difficult for others to read such stories. For those of us that have suffered brutal trauma, stories like there are triggers. The biggest problem for me is that I am aware that these little people will be mourned and so many others, thousands every day, will not.
The State of New Hampshire has absolutely no restrictions on these kind of brutal killings. They are done in secret and their little bodies disposed of with very few witnesses. The people committing these atrocities live among us and do their work in Concord, Manchester, Lebanon and other places around the state.
It can take hours or days to kill their victims, but most often it is a very quick job, netting huge profits. Their pay comes from various sources, but is usually consented to by their children’s own mothers, many of whom have no real knowledge of how brutal it is for their little ones.
There are the rare people, like the ones in the stories above, who know exactly what they are doing. Perhaps, I am just too sensitive to allow this to occur unabated. My sense of justice won’t allow me to sit back and enjoy the second half of my life without doing everything I can, within all of my physical, logistical and legal means, to stop this gruesome practice.
Many of the women I encounter, tell me of their experiences with horror still in their eyes. It is a fresh wound after many years. Some women have significant trouble with decision making for decades. The trauma is perceived to be self inflicted and therefore, is very difficult to deal with.
Men have difficulty too. They are often thinking in linear terms and accepting the lies of the abortion industry, when they stand by, instead of valiantly protecting their children. These same men would throw themselves into a raging river to save their children, if only they had the chance to see them. Men and women both suffer in the aftermath. When men see victims of these brutal crimes, they are compelled to work toward justice also.
This isn’t a gender related issue. It is a human rights issue.
The extension of these brutal murders to toddlers and children is a natural progression. We’ve seen that people will kill people for all kinds of reasons. That doesn’t mean that our society should allow it to continue without repercussions. Bigger and stronger people should not be allowed to kill the vulnerable or the weaker. Doesn’t this seem like common sense?
Laws don’t always protect people, but they can dissuade those who might engage in crimes. At least, they can stop these kinds of crimes from recurring. As Legislators look at bills, we hope and pray they will see implications into the future of a culture with little regard for human life.
What will you do? How will you stand for justice? In what ways will you address this travesty?