Anthony Hobson, 48, was arrested on Friday after he stabbed his girlfriend, Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, who was five months pregnant. He had stabbed her to death and was said to have intentionally stabbing her in the stomach to kill the baby she was carrying.
Originally, he was charged with murder and second degree abortion. The abortion charge was dropped because of Gov Cuomo’s new abortion law. Catholics had warned that if the abortion law went into effect, there would be no consequences for killing the unborn babies.
That prediction did not take all that long before their words were proven to be true.
“The defendant is alleged to have shown no mercy and no regard for human life when he repeatedly and purposely plunged a knife into this expectant mother’s abdomen, torso and neck,” Brown said in a statement.
A DA spokeswoman told the New York Post that the abortion charge “was repealed by the Legislature, and this is the law as it exists today.”
The RHA legalized late term abortions beyond 24 weeks to protect the health of the mother and removed abortion from the criminal code.
The Post notes that the New York State Catholic Conference had warned that the new law “removes accountability for those who would harm unborn children outside the context of medical termination of pregnancy.” It is sad that they were proven correct so quickly.
So? Does this mean that you could also kill a newborn baby without consequences, too? I don’t know why not. What’s good for the doctor is good for the felon.