Hmmm, a homicide investigation on a fetus who was born and then died. The case is tragic enough without the press trying to obfuscate the crime.
Here's the facts: Shanice, a kicking, crying baby of 23 weeks gestation, survived her intended abortion only to be disposed of in a biohazard bag filled with bleach. Police found her body nine days later in a closet.
So why does the Miami Herald call Shanice's burial a "fetal funeral"?
In humans, the unborn baby from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth is medically referred to as a "fetus". After birth, other labels are applied to developing young humans such as "newborn", "infant", "toddler", etc.
Isn't it interesting that these labels are used affectionately? And, the slang term "preemie" is used as a term of endearment.
And yet, the word "fetus" has become the MSNs code for a child that could have been aborted, killed in his or her mother's womb.
Barack Obama adopted the same code language in his appalling opposition to the born alive infant protection act and asserted that the dignity of human life is directly related to developmental status rather than membership in the class of humans. To Obama, an unborn child and a preemie has not developed sufficiently to meet his expectations for what constitutes a person of value. To Obama, the value of human persons is not intrinsic but instead depends upon a quality that is assigned by a society through its government.
Obama and his lapdog media speak the same language.
Frankly, this is an overt rejection of God as creator, an anti-Christian view of humanity and an idolatrous exaltation of government authority.