Saturday, December 18

Most Disturbing Story of the Day by a Mile

Before we details of this sickening story, let's look at how ABC titles the story.
Woman Charged in Grisly Theft of Fetus
"Theft" The child is a person! You don't steal people. You kidnap or abduct them. I'm not going to go into the abortion argument, but since the baby did end up living you could call it a "child" instead of a "fetus"

You may not want to read this part. So be warned, It's truly sickening.

A baby girl who had been cut out of her mother's womb was found after a frantic search, and authorities arrested the woman they say strangled the mother and stole the child. The baby was in good condition Saturday.

The child was found Friday at an eastern Kansas home. A red Toyota similar to a description given earlier by police was in the driveway.

Bobbie Jo Stinnett, 23, was found Thursday in a pool of blood inside her small white home in Skidmore, a town in northwest Missouri.

Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant, had earlier been talking with her mother on the phone, and hung up saying a woman she had chatted with online had just arrived at her door, authorities said.
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Montgomery is the mother of two high school-age children, but Graves said she had been pregnant with another child that was never born.
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Montgomery confessed that she strangled Stinnett from behind, cut her open, removed the baby and cut her umbilical cord. She also admitted that she lied to her husband about what happened.
You have to wonder what this woman was thinking. In fact, it seems obvious that she wasn't thinking at all. She will likely never see the outside of a prison in either case. That, however, is not much consultation to her husband or the child that will grow up without a mother.

There is of course one positive aspect to this:
The baby was named Victoria Jo and was united with her father, Zeb Stinnett, late Friday, Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka said in a statement Saturday on its Web site. She was listed in good condition at the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
I don't know much about medicine, but it's would seems to be miraculous that the child survived.

Update:
The people at Fox didn't use very good diction either.
Woman Charged in Stolen Fetus Case

Update 2:
Well, at least someone knows how to right an appropriate headline and shockingly it's Yahoo! News:
Mo. Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Murder