UNITED STATES—A suspect who fatally stabbed a pregnant woman will not face charges in the death of the victim’s unborn child because of the passage of new abortion laws by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Jennifer Irigoyen of Queens, NY. was fatally stabbed by Anthony Hobson, 48, on February 3.
Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Care Act on January 22, 2019. The new law allows for abortion after 24 weeks of gestation. The law protects what Cuomo calls a woman’s right to an abortion at any time during her pregnancy for any reason.
According to the rights of the infant in the womb are rescinded in cases of domestic abuse. If the abuse of the mother-to-be is so severe it causes the death of the baby, the abuser will not be charged in the death of the unborn child. Rights of babies born alive during an abortion are also rescinded by the passage of the Reproductive Health Care Act. The baby born alive would have no right to life in the state of New York.
An argument transpired between Irigoyen and Hobson after 1 a.m., which escalated with Hobson dragging the victim from her third floor Ridgewood apartment and stabbing her in the torso, abdomen and neck multiple times.
The New York Post reported that Hobson targeted the Irigoyen’s stomach, according to the building super who watched the surveillance video footage of the murder.
“He’s got a knife! He’s going to kill the baby!,” Irigoyen shouted, during the incident. Hobson had already fled the scene, by the time authorities arrived. Authorities found blood on the victim’s doorstep.
Paramedics rushed Irogoyen to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead. Hobson later turned himself into police. He was originally charged with, murder, tampering with physical evidence, abortion, and criminal possession of a weapon. The District Attorney dropped the abortion charge due to the passage of the new abortion laws in the state.
President Trump used the State of the Union to address the new laws.
“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days.
Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person,
I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit late term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.
And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth- all children-born and unborn are made in the image and likeness of one holy God.”