Michelle Wilkins of Colorado experienced one of the most horrifying events a mother could face. At seven months pregnant, Wilkins was looking forward to the birth of her daughter. She had found a woman on Craigslist that was selling baby clothes, so Wilkins traveled to the home of Dynel Catrece Lane.
Once inside Lane’s home, Wilkins was attacked and by Lane who cut her abdomen open to get her baby girl. According to reports, the baby girl named Aurora took a deep gasp and died. When Lane’s husband came home from work, he found his wife covered in blood which she explained away as having a miscarriage and the baby was upstairs in the bathtub dead.
Wilkins managed to call 9-1-1 and was rushed to the hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition. She managed to recover from her physical wounds, but the mental and emotional pains are still raw and searing.
Lane was arrested and faces criminal charges that range from criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, assault in the first and second degree and unlawful termination of a pregnancy in the first degree. However, she is not facing any murder charges for killing baby Aurora.
That’s because Colorado, a state run by liberal Democrats, is one of 12 states that do not have a fetal homicide law.
The autopsy performed on baby Aurora was inconclusive as to whether she died before, during or after being violently taken from her mother’s womb. Had the autopsy proven that Aurora died after being cut out, then Lane would be charged with murder, but since the autopsy was unable to make that determination, the most Lane can be charge with is the unlawful termination of a pregnancy.
Organizations including Planned Parenthood and NARAL spend a lot of money and effort fighting the passage of fetal homicide laws. I wonder how much of our $500 million of taxpayer money goes towards fighting laws that protect lives? The reason they fight fetal homicide laws is that they are afraid that the laws will be used to help prevent abortions. The notorious Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted and sent to prison because of a fetal homicide law.
However, Dynel Lane’s heinous crime is prompting efforts by some in Colorado to once again look at passing a fetal homicide law. Josh Craddock, with Personhood USA, told OneNewsNow:
“They’ve objected to those because they’re afraid that it’ll be used in the future against their abortion business and affect their bottom line.”
“We would want to make sure that this law doesn’t undermine the personhood of unborn children in any way, and really protects these unborn children, and closes that loophole in Colorado law.”
It’ll be a tough battle in the state where both the House and Senate are controlled by liberal Democrats who follow the lead of their Obamanite governor. But the public outcry over the savage attack of Michele Wilkins and the murder of baby Aurora may be enough to help push a fetal homicide bill into becoming law.