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Casey Anthony and the Inconsistency of Public Outrage

By: Mike Strain – Stand True Missionary

The Casey Anthony trial has managed to keep the attention of millions of people, and rightfully so. I am a little bit late to hear about the case, as I have been traveling and working for Stand True, but this morning, reports of the trial were still on the news. For anyone who has not seen the articles, a 25-year-old Florida woman named Casey Anthony is charged with the murder of her two year old daughter, Caylee Anthony. Evidence has gone back and forth, and the mother has so far pleaded innocent, although the evidence seems relatively conclusive the other way.

The two-year-old was reported missing in 2008, and the remains were found in the woods in a plastic bag, close to the Anthony home. Chloroform and human decomposition samples were also found as evidence, as well as Google searches on Casey’s computer for “neck breaking”, “how to make chloroform”, and “death”. A CNN report stated that the child was found with duct tape traces over her mouth, and the residue of heart shaped stickers. This story is unbelievable and heartbreaking.

The general public has swarmed over this story, prying for every horrible and tragic detail, in an effort to know how a mother could do such a thing, especially to such a young and beautiful child. The details of the murder are unimaginable and grotesque. They seem quite surreal, coming from a young mother in a suburban Florida neighborhood. As a nation, we seem to ask: “What can cause someone to be so inhuman?”

I believe that the answer lies in a diary entry, written by Casey Anthony, that was dated June 21st, which is as follows, “I have no regrets, just a bit worried. I just want for everything to work out OK. I completely trust my own judgment and know that I made the right decision. I just hope that the end justifies the means. I just want to know what the future will hold for me. I guess I will soon see – This is the happiest that I have been in a very long time. I hope that my happiness will continue to grow– I’ve made new friends that I really like. I’ve surrounded myself with good people– I am finally happy. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t change.” This does not seem like the diary of a woman who has just murdered her child, although it bears chilling similarity to the way that abortion is justified in this country.

How is it that we can obsess over the horror of the Casey Anthony trial and not see the parallels to abortion? There is national lament and outcry over the murder of a two year old, but thousands of unborn children are dismembered and thrown away every day through abortion, and our society turns a blind eye.

The inconsistency about infanticide is astounding. While still a senator, President Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which stated that if a baby survived an abortion, it was illegal to kill it. Our President apparently believes that infanticide is permissible if an abortion was the original intent. This quite obviously did not make a big political impact, and his appalling vote on this bill took a back seat to the economy and job creation. However, if a mother kills her two-year-old daughter there is an entire month worth of news describing every little detail.

I don’t mean to downplay tragedy of the Casey Anthony case, but I can’t help but notice the inconsistency of public reaction, and the similarity of rationale for the act of murder. Abortion is often labeled as simply a personal choice, while the rights of the unborn are invisible and never mentioned. The chilling remark of “I made the right decision….This is the happiest I’ve been in a long time” is shockingly similar to the rhetoric that is thrown around by the pro-choice movement. I also don’t mean to say that every woman who has an abortion is exactly like Casey Anthony.

A huge amount of women are pressured, misled, and terribly misinformed about the true nature of abortion. However, it is inconsistent to state that Casey Anthony is a monster, and in the same breath affirm that abortion is morally equivalent to a appendectomy. I am heartbroken to hear about the trial, and anxiously looking to the conclusion. While I obviously don’t support her actions, I am praying that Casey Anthony will not get the death penalty. The death of a mother will not bring back her child. I also hope for more strict legislation in regards to paternal responsibility, and that the father of Caylee Anthony will also be held accountable for being absent in his daughter’s life.

With the trial in mind, I also pray that the thousands of mothers entering abortion clinics today will have their hearts and minds changed towards life, to embrace the beauty of the family or to create another family through adoption. Maybe one day there will be equal outcry for the victims of abortion as there is now for the death of a beautiful little girl.


  1. Melissa D
    Posted June 20, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Thank you for always Standing True, even in the face of persecution. I can only imagine the things people say to you, especially when I consider the backlash I receive over just small comments once in a while. I don’t have a stomach for the intense persecution that comes with speaking the truth about the infanticide called abortion. Even close Christian friends and relatives tell me to “be nice” and not so intense and not call it murder or infanticide because it “offends” people and doesn’t make them change any. I just can’t look at children and justify watering down what it really is. I wish I knew what to do. For now, I change the world by raising up my own children right.
    Thank you so much for your resources, your heart, and your ministry.

  2. Joe
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Bryan, I did not see any place to contact you at. However, just ran across this article and thought it would be interesting for your blog –

    It’s titled the War Against Girls and talks about abortion in developing countries and the gap it’s making between male and female births.

  3. Posted June 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    The thing that just shocked the heck out of me was, during an abortion debate on Facebook last October, a woman actually used this very case to DEFEND abortion, saying, and I quote, “And when you think about cases like Casie and Caylee Anthony..She was raised not to believe in she wanted to give the baby up for adoption, but her mother wouldn’t let she kept Caylee, and grew to regret that decision more and more every day, until something just snapped inside of her, and that little girl was made to suffer because of it, and that little girl lost her life because of it.” Now, my questions are, if they can use their so-called “science” to prove you’re “born gay”, then, A. Why is the very real science that actually proves Life starts at Conception inadmissible in a Court of Law for the purpose of overturning Roe v. Wade?, AND, B. WHY are they so darn convinced an Unborn Baby DOESN’T feel any pain? I’m sorry, but I’m failing to see the logic in blaming the Murder of someone AFTER their Birth on NOT Murdering them BEFORE their Birth. I mean, it’s downright ludicrous. If y’all can stomach it, there’s absolutely NO WAY is painless.The irony is, most Pro-“Choice” advocates refuse to watch this, and they STILL support it. Weird, supporting something you refuse to watch yourself. Just sayin’…

  4. Selena
    Posted July 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Abortion is legal at a gestational age of viability outside the womb. Most women will NOT miscarry past 2 months- that abortion rationale is a fallacy. Then this outrage at Casey Anthony happens- she chose to CARRY that child, after all- outrage should be centered at single mother poverty and lack of resources to support families in America, and incest! I think her father or brother fathered Caylee, (her father hung her out to dry in court), and try walking into a police station or court room at 12, 13, or even 20, when your father’s a cop. She didn’t have a chance at justice until today’s verdict. Public outrage should be at the lobbyists and politicians making their fortune in the abortion industry and the sustainability of the last taboo that kills womens’ souls in this country- incest, and poverty, and everything else that feeds the abortionists. Why don’t more churches speak to these issues?

  5. Posted July 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Nicely written and to the point.

  6. devin
    Posted July 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    how would you feel if your 12 year ols daughter was gang raped by a group of disgusting men? Should this “child” suffer more by bearing a child? You can judge all you want but until you have walked in someone’s shoes, and as a man you never will, you cannot judge who should and shouldnt have an abortion, I am pro life and I know abortion is a toucy subject, and I am also against it, but I also know I have no right to tell someone they can’t abort a fetus, and if men could control abortions I guarantee you there would be TWICE as many, lets not forget about the abusive men that threaten their women to abort or else…as a person of faith you should open your eyes, and for the record casey anthony is a piece of shit and not even worth discussing, justice will prevail

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