For years, pro-life activists have claimed a link between abortion and infanticide.
They’ve also pointed to the clear link between abortion and a lack of respect for all human life.
Now, a shocking admission in court, as prosecutors in this double murder case link abortion to infanticide, proves them right.
It’s a long-held view of most in the pro-life movement that abortion devalues all life.
And pro-life leaders have always said legalized abortion devalues life and paves the way to infanticide – and worse.
A tragedy and an admission
Recently, a young Missouri mother was convicted of delivering twin babies in her home and then letting them die of neglect.
Maya Caston, of St. Louis, gave birth while sitting on her toilet on January 6, 2020.
Caston then coldly wrapped her newborns’ mouths and noses in a towel and did not wash or feed them for two days.
When they died two days later, she called the police to say she had given birth to two stillborn children.
Officers on the scene soon realized however that the infants had not died from a miscarriage but had been born alive and were left to die.
So the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Caston with two counts of second-degree murder and child abuse.
Shockingly a jury found her guilty of the lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.
But what was also very notable in this trial was that the court directly tied her double infanticide to legalized abortion.
Searching for ways to murder her children
The district attorney’s office showed how, in the months before she gave birth, Caston repeatedly searched the Internet using such terms as “cheap abortion pills,” “free abortion clinic,” and “can you cause a miscarriage if you hit yourself in the stomach hard enough?”
As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, “Prosecutors argued that Caston’s extensive Internet searches for miscarriages and abortion methods in the months before she gave birth, her initial lie to police and her lack of action to get care for the twins proved she caused the deaths.”
Even more disturbing, within hours of her children’s birth, she was searching for ideas on how best to bury them in her yard.
“It’s a sad situation, but it’s still murder,” said Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Dittmeier in his closing argument.
Infanticide clearly mirrors abortion
As pointed out by pro-life leaders and activists, the only thing that separates abortion from infanticide is timing.
If an unborn child is nothing but a “parasite” with no right to life, why should the child have any claim on her mother’s “autonomy” after birth?
The pro-abortion lobby is now desperately attempting to make abortions more “DIY” through chemical abortion, by making the abortion pill more widely available.
That’s right, the abortion industry and its political allies are asking women to administer their own abortions at home.
So Caston took that to its logical conclusion and just didn’t pay the abortionists for abortion-inducing pills.
Even the location of her infanticide mirrored the advice of the pro-abortionists.
Carmen Landau, a proponent of home abortions told an undercover Live Action employee that if you are seeking to abort a viable, 27-week-old unborn baby, as soon as you feel you’re going to give birth before the late-term abortion is completed, she should “sit on the toilet.”
And an employee of Dr. Emily’s Women’s Health Center in the Bronx said, “If it comes out, then it comes out. Flush it.”
She went on to explain that if the child were born alive inside the abortion facility, the abortionist would “put it in a container — like, a jar — with solution and send it to the lab.”
And, in a way, that’s what Caston did with the towel.
Legalized abortion allows newborns who survived the abortion attempt to die – so Caston merely cut out the middleman.
The Democrat Party platform demands taxpayer-funded abortion until birth – Caston simply extended that period by 48 hours.
Caston’s conviction for killing her children is nothing less than an indictment against our political class.
When the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act came before the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, all but one Democrat voted against punishing abortionists who would treat newborn babies the same way Caston did.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.