The jury began deliberations in the jury room by going around and stating what bothered us about the case and what we found to be strong evidence for a guilty or not guilty stance. No one stated up front "guilty" or "not guilty" and the ensuing conversations were thought provoking and educational as to how, when reasoned persons hear a case, they can set aside their prejudices and their biases and listen in order to come to a good conclusion.
Now, "good" in this case does not necessarily mean good for both parties concerned, the defendant and the victim. It does mean that we, the jurors, did a good job in setting aside our prejudices and biases, and we stuck to the letter of the law in the counts that were set before us.
I have just read a rant from a person on the "other blog" regarding how anyone who is against abortion is well, letting others control her body and how that is just a sin against women and against humanity. The poster is outraged at the very thought that anyone would want to eliminate all abortions. The poster states that there are mainly men in this "organization" that are trying to force their agenda on women and by golly, that just should not be considered!
I would try to go through this very disordered argument with a reasoned reply. However, I know that the poster is not interested in learning how misguided her position is. She is instead, intent on continuing to rant and stand up for a woman's right to kill her baby.
So, I ask if one thinks that all sexual crimes against children should be abolished or if only some of them should be abolished. I mean, after all, the children do not make up the laws that are there to protect them, most of them have been made by "old men" and "old women."
The "establishment" has laws in place to protect the innocent against predators...but this poor man! He was being judged by a jury and perhaps he is having their agenda forced upon him...
No, the last two paragraphs don't make any sense at all, do they readers? I would prayerfully ask you to pray for the poster on the other site that is so disordered in her thinking that the best we can do for a woman and her innocent child is to tell her that it is her "right" to kill that innocent baby.