I am sure that the above article title is absolutely true!  Doubt it?  Then read the AP wire story under the headline, Jail Sentence for Killing Wife's Pets,  that was dated Friday, April 14, 2000. WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - A man who killed eight of his wife's pets to punish her for having an abortion was sentenced to seven months in jail. Leonard J. Kritz, 22, stabbed or cut the heads off his wife's pets - including birds, snakes and a chinchilla - in April 1999, saying it was 
necessary to teach her a lesson about the importance of life. He pleaded no contest to reduced charges of three misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.Washington County Circuit Judge Leo Schlaefer said Thursday he was not sure the defendant's actions were in response to the abortion. ``Regardless of the philosophical or religious position one takes on abortion, there's absolutely no reason to be violent,'' Schlaefer said. ..... Kritz, who called the killings a mistake, is scheduled to begin his sentence June 12, after the birth of a child the couple is now expecting.
         Before anyone gets the wrong idea let me say upfront that I am in  no way advocating the senseless slaughter and torturing of animals.  No one should deliberately try to torment any of God's creatures for sport or to prove a point.  But there are some questions that beg to be asked here.
         Where is the doctor who performed the abortion?  Was he dragged before the bar of justice for tormenting a human life?  Was he given a jail sentence for "getting violent?"  We all know the answer.  He/She was likely working that day, grinding out more murder, pocketing more blood money, enjoy the good life at the expense of unborn babies, euphomistically called "fetuses."  He/She is a respected part of the community.
         Where were the owners of the abortion clinic where Mrs Kritz had her abortion?  Were they before the bar of justice, answering for their blood stained hands?  Were they answering for participating in genocide, every bit as horrible as the Nazi genocide of the 30's and 40's?    We all know the answer.  They were collecting thousands from women like Mrs Kritz, who had been deluded into believing the lie that the child she was carrying was just a piece of tissue which she was free to cut loose instead of a human life.
         What about the judge in this case?  He likened Mrs. Kritz' abortion to a "philosophical or religious position" and turned around and put Mr. Kritz in jail for seven months.  Who stood as an advocate before justice for the unborn child?  Why would a judge equate murder to a philosophical or religious position?  Strange indeed!
         Seven months in jail for killing birds and snakes and honors and money for those responsible for the killing of unborn children!  A strange world indeed!  What is wrong with our country?  It is later than we think when people are sent to jail for killing snakes and rewarded for killing babies.  We, both individually and as a nation, need to repent of our sins and turn back to God. "So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm." (Joel 2:13)

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