QueenTiye, on Jun 17 2003, 12:08 PM, said:
I disagree that preaching for or against abortion has anything to do with it.
The young woman is either psychologically disturbed or pathologically criminal or both. She is a moral individual with the capability of discerning right from wrong no matter what ANYONE else preaches, and is fully capable of the basic human feeling to preserve life. She committed this crime twice (or so it appears) - having time in between to have felt remorse and thought about other possible options... she did not, and if proven guilty, whatever fate befalls her, she deserves.
QT (who is rather annoyed by the impetus to remove personal responsibility from the equation)
However, one cannot deny that society plays a role in peoples behavior. Our society has begun to devalue human life. Its okay to kill the preborn simply because the child is unwanted. Violent death as a form of entertainment. Assisted suicide is acceptable.
No, this doesn't make a person kill someone. However, it does lead to a climate where those who are already disturbed can more easliy justify such a terrible deed to themselves.