The contradiction here is stark. Had she only gone to an abortionist an hour earlier, she would be celebrated by progressives as a liberated, enlightened, empowered woman.
You can’t have it both ways.
A former college student who gave birth in her sorority house was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing the newborn by throwing her in the trash.
Emile Weaver, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Prosecutors said Weaver gave birth in a bathroom at the Delta Gamma Theta sorority at Muskingum University on April 22, 2015, then purposefully caused the death of her baby.
They said that the baby girl died from asphyxiation after Weaver put her in a plastic trash bag and left the bag outside the sorority house.
Weaver, of Clarington, testified at trial that she had been in denial about the pregnancy and thought the baby was already dead when she put the newborn in the trash bag. She tearfully apologized in court and said she will appeal the sentence.
Judge Mark Fleegle could have sentenced Weaver to life with a chance for parole in as little as 20 years, which was requested by her attorney, but the judge said he wasn’t convinced she was remorseful.
Fleegle referred to text messages from Weaver sent afterward to the man she thought was the baby’s father that said, “No more baby,” followed by “taken care of.”