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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 8:36pm

Re: Father wants baby's killer executed

I wonder why he would have sex with this woman, but not marry her?

"He says the mother has a mental illness, but says that's no excuse for what she did. "

It's not an "excuse"; it is a rationale. If the mind doesn't work right of course something is going to go wrong. It is like blaming a woman with a masectomy for not breast feeding a child.

The brain is another part of the body - when it malfucntions it can be as bad as ephysema or a broken spine. The brain is a scarier, more mysterious part of the body, but it's not somehow a more morally superior part. If it goes wrong, it goes wrong, like a gall bladder or spotty lung. The efefcts are just usually more devistating.