This presents an interesting question…


Two Texas City women, one who is eight-and-a-half months pregnant and the other about four months along, are charged with burglary after police said the pair broke into a man’s apartment in an attempt to collect on an unpaid debt. Police said the apartment resident’s girlfriend was home at the time of the break-in and hid in the bathroom as she called police….

The woman in the apartment told police that two women came to the apartment and started banging on the door, Texas City Police Capt. Brian Goetschius said. She ignored the banging until someone broke in the front room window and reached around to open the door.

I can only imagine how something like that would be spun by certain people if the homeowner’s girlfriend had opened fire. “She shot two pregnant women! Two young mothers-to-be and their unborn children had their lives unnecessarily taken from them!”

Yeah, but what the hell else do you do when people are breaking your windows to get in your house? It didn’t happen here, but it certainly could have if they’d been dealing with a different person. And I know it’s not as cut-and-dried as this, but you’re still dealing with home invaders and you don’t know what kinds of weapons they have on them. It would suck, but you do what you have to do to survive to see the next day…



4 Responses to “This presents an interesting question…”

  1. Bob S. Says:


    I think your question focuses on the wrong issue or is at least framed from the wrong perspective.

    We should be asking “What type of values and principles do two women have that allows them to endanger the health of their unborn children?”

    While it is necessary to focus on the ‘what if’ we really need to be focusing on the actions of the thugs.

    By asking the ‘what if’ question; aren’t we putting the emphasis of protecting unborn lives on the victim(s) of crime?

    These two women knowingly and willfully placed themselves and their unborn children in jeopardy. Isn’t that evidence of being unfit mothers?

    And the fact that they wore shower caps and gloves (too many hours sitting in front of the TV learning forensics from CSI), they show they planned to break in.

    What type of morals were they raised with?

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Well, Bob, I didn’t mean to make that the central question — because I know it really isn’t. You’re exactly right, but you know that the CSGV would spin the whole thing as mothers and unborn children being killed, not saying a thing about the values of said mothers. If they survived such an encounter and their unborn children were killed, I would fully support the mothers being charged with murder.

  3. Sabra Says:

    If they survived such an encounter and their unborn children were killed, I would fully support the mothers being charged with murder.

    The unborn are only people when there’s a political point to be made. The same folks who would scream at the “willful killing” of two pregnant women would claim, in such a case, that the babies had no personhood and so the women shouldn’t be charged with anything ’cause if you do that’s tantamount to making miscarriage illegal. (I saw that particular hysterical claim on Facebook a lot about a month ago.)

  4. Lergnom Says:

    Please, it’s ‘pre-born’.

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