For at least the past several weeks in America, you could not turn on the TV, read a paper, or go to a news site without seeing discussion about the Casey Anthony trial. Casey is a Florida woman charged with killing her two-year old daughter, Caylee, back in 2008, a charge to which she maintains her innocence. The trial took place from May 9 to July 5, at which time she was found innocent of the charge of murder. Much of the media and general populace continues to be outraged at the verdict and claims that that jury made the wrong decision.
I must confess that I did not follow the case, and so I will not venture to weigh in on Casey’s guilt or innocence. I will say that wanting justice done when a child is murdered is a good and morally sound reaction. However, when it comes to wanting justice done for murdered children, it seems that some children warrant exponentially more outrage from the media and general population than others. I could not locate any recent data concerning the number of abortions in the U.S., but if we assume that the numbers have remained steady since 2008, at about 1.2 million per year, then 200,000 babies were killed over the course of the two-month-long Casey Anthony trial. Where is the media coverage for this mass murder? Where is the general outrage over these deaths from the 142 million people who tuned in to watch the verdict of the Anthony trial?1 It seems that Casey could have openly murdered her daughter and completely avoided any trial or penalty by merely doing it three years earlier than she is accused of doing.
- http://www.christianpost.com/news/destination-orlando-the-fascination-of-the-casey-anthony-case-51625/ ↩