Mother and Daughter Charged With Felonies After Illegal Abortion

Molochites, who have been looking for cases to show how women are deprived of the right to kill their own babies since the US Supreme Court destroyed the fake science and the constitutional law that underpinned the abortion industry, have been looking for cases.

We saw the trial of the “rape-and-incest” exception a few weeks back. We were told in this episode that a ten-year-old pregnant girl was forced to leave Ohio to get an abortion. (See Reporting on the 10-Year-Old’s Abortion Tale without Committing Journalism). Despite Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost releasing an “explainer”, he did not explain how Ohio’s law would allow this girl to have an abortive birth.

The Molochites also want to promote other narratives, such as women being held in prison for having an abortion or women who use social media to arrest them. They believe they have found their twofer in Nebraska.

After authorities obtained her Facebook messages with a search warrant, authorities in Nebraska are facing criminal charges for allegedly aborting a fetus. Celeste Burgess (17 years old) is facing criminal charges after she was arrested by Madison County District Court along with Jessica Burgess (her mother). They are accused of violating a Nebraska law that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks.

This is the first instance of someone’s Facebook activity being used in an incriminating manner in a state that restricts abortion access. The scenario has remained largely hypothetical since Roe v. Wade’s overturning by the US Supreme Court. Currently, Nebraska bans abortions beyond 20 weeks. Republican legislators in Nebraska failed to get enough votes Monday to reduce that window to 12 weeks.

Let’s review Nebraska’s current abortion laws before we move on. This is the Guttmacher Institute’s pro-abort Guttmacher Institute description.

The following restrictions on abortion in Nebraska were in place as of June 28, 2022

The state must provide counseling to the patient, which includes information that discourages the patient from having an unplanned pregnancy. After this, the patient must wait for 24 hours before the procedure can be performed.

Private insurance policies do not cover abortion in the event of life-threatening circumstances unless an individual purchases an optional rider for an additional fee.

The Affordable Care Act does not cover abortions.

Public employees’ insurance policies cover abortion only in the event of life-endangering circumstances unless an individual purchases an optional rider for an additional fee.

Telemedicine is not allowed to be used for medication abortion.

Before an abortion can be performed, the parent must consent.

Only cases of life-endangerment, rape, or incest are eligible for public funding.

A woman may have an abortion at any time after 20 weeks (22 weeks following the last period), except in extreme cases of serious health or life-threatening circumstances. This law was based on the belief that a fetus may feel pain at this point during pregnancy. However, this assertion is not supported by scientific evidence and has been rejected in the medical community.

The state demands that abortion clinics meet burdensome and unnecessary standards regarding their staff, equipment, and physical plant.

It is against the law to use a safe, efficient, and widely used method of second-trimester abortion. Only cases of severe physical or life-threatening illness are allowed to permit dilation and evacuation.

This story is more complex.

Five criminal charges have been filed against a Norfolk woman, including three felonies. She is accused of helping her teenage daughter to abort and burn her fetus.

Jessica Burgess (41), pleaded not guilty to the charges and is currently awaiting trial at Madison County District Court. Celeste Burgess, her then-17-year-old daughter, pleaded not guilty and is currently being tried as an adult.

In April, a Norfolk detective began an investigation to find out if Celeste Burgess was pregnant. According to a search warrant affidavit, the mother and Celeste had also buried her body.

After examining her medical records, the detective determined that she was more than 23 weeks (or nearly six months) pregnant at the time. She was due to give birth in July.

They told [the detective] that Celeste Burgess had unintentionally given birth to her stillborn child in the shower a few days later. Court records state that they were interviewed by him a few more days later.

They showed the detective the location on April 29th, at a property that belonged to the man’s parents. Investigators were told by the father that his daughter and mother had attempted to burn the body. The body was exhumed by authorities and showed signs of what the detective called “thermal injuries.”

The investigation was not over. The detective issued a search warrant for Facebook access to the couple a week after they were charged.

He discovered messages between them that indicated Jessica Burgess had purchased abortion pills for her child and gave instructions to her on how to use them.

“C. Burgess spoke about how she cannot wait to remove the ‘thing.’ She also reaffirmed with J. Burgess the fact that they would burn the evidence”.

Madison County Attorney Joseph Smith added to the Jessica Burgess charges a month later. These were for performing or trying an abortion on a pregnancy that was more than 20 weeks old and performing an abortion as non-licensed doctors.

Let’s look at the bidding. First, Nebraska bans abortion after twenty weeks. There are exceptions for the life and health of the mother. A physician must perform abortions in Nebraska.

The baby was killed at 22 weeks. The abortion was performed without consulting a doctor. Both the mother and her daughter were well aware of the limitations and had a discussion about the matter via social media. Evidently, they hadn’t seen The Wire.

Mother and daughter attempted to burn the baby’s corpse, but it was unsuccessful. They then buried it. This was reported to the police. The police officer was able to verify the lies of the mother and her daughter. He began to suspect that the mother and daughter had lied to him. He subpoenaed Facebook for evidence and discovered that the baby was more than 20 weeks old. Both women knew this.

If the pro-aborts want to ride this particular hobby horse, I’m okay with them doing so. The image of a woman attempting to burn her illegally aborted, a viable baby is not something I’d care to defend, but I never cared to defend infanticide in the first place.