The entire country was aghast at the brutality of a heinous crime committed in Longmont, Colorado in which a seven-month pregnant woman, Michelle Wilkins, was lured to a house via a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Once she arrived, another woman attacked her, cutting her baby from her womb. The pregnant woman miraculously survived, but, sadly, the little girl she was carrying, Aurora, did not. The entire nation mourns for this family in the wake of this crime.
Communities across the country have rallied around this family. But, one man in Colorado inappropriately is using this horrific tragedy to advance a cause he believes in. Unfortunately, this man is Republican legislator, Gordon Klingenschmitt. To say the Peak is embarrassed is an understatement, and we believe we speak for most Republicans.
Klingenschmitt appeared on an online news show called Pray In Jesus Name and said the following:
“I wonder if there is prophetic significance to America today in that scripture. This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb — and part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open.”
Not only is Klingenschmitt’s political opportunism here nauseating, it also absolves the beast who committed this crime of responsibility for her heinous actions. Let’s be perfectly clear. The only person who bears responsibility for this crime is the woman who committed it.
There is an appropriate time and place to fight for the principles that you believe in. This wasn’t the time and the place is never on the backs of victims. Rep. Klingenschmitt, you owe this family an apology. For those who truly want to show this family support, there is a Go Fund Me page dedicated to raising money to assist with Wilkins recovery and expenses.