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Is It Wrong to Execute a Mentally Sick Woman?

After our nation has been through so much hate and lawlessness, you would think our president would show pity to a mentally ill woman.


He looks into the camera and says, " I've done nothing wrong "

In his egotistical mind, he believes it's true

How very sad that is

He's to be pitied, but in my heart I can not.

Lisa Montgomery


They executed a woman yesterday, a mentally ill woman who had been abused while still in her mother's womb, born with a fetal alcoholic syndrome, then offered to men for sex since birth. Her name was Lisa Montgomery, she was fifty two.

Donald Trump was pushing for executions prior to the November elections in a cynical bid to burnish a reputation as a law-and-order leader.

He refused to order a stay of execution when he was repeatedly asked to.

I have no pity for him, just as he had no pity for a mentally ill woman who had been abused her entire life.

Post Note- Lisa Montgomery's crime was horrible. She went to this woman's house and pretended that she was interested in purchasing a dog that was for sale. The woman was eight months pregnant, she killed her then cut the baby from her womb, claiming the baby was hers.


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Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 15, 2021:

Hi Peggy. I agree. Anyone with a heart and normal ability to think would know that this was a woman who was terribly sick. What normal person could do that? President Elect Biden does not believe in Capital murder, so he will abolish it, hopefully. Thanks again.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 15, 2021:

I am against the death penalty. From what I have read, it costs more to keep a person on death row and execute them than to keep them incarcerated. That it the money side of things. As to morality of taking a life, that is another thing entirely. Our current white house resident has pardoned criminals who supported him in one way or another. He will probably do more of that. This woman obviously did not match his prerequisites. It is a sad case!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 15, 2021:

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My mouse is messing up. the two upper comments are messed up. I hate this way of commenting.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 15, 2021:

Hello Lora. The president was notified multiple times concerning her case, yet he refused to intervein, now he wants us to think his actions were not wrong. Thanks forcomment. reading and leaving a valuable

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 15, 2021:

Hello Rodric, How can you say that it does not matter that she was mentally ill? It was

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on January 15, 2021:

Oh, the depravity of our people! Isaiah saw our day. The prophets saw our day and rejoiced at our successes but wept at our depravity. For whatever reason, the woman killed another to steal her child. It does not matter that she was mentally ill. There be a bit of instability and many people who commit crimes such as these.

I do not like the death penalty for any human. I do not think the state should kill people, but rehabilitate where possible. I also will not take it off the board. I am no judge to say the woman should not have been executed. If it was my child that she murdered, I would seek to forgive her for the very salvation of my soul. Jesus Christ teaches that He will forgive whom He will, but of us, we must forgive everyone, which is hard to do.

How can that woman make restitution now if she is dead? How can she? Two women are dead and a baby is motherless. Oh, the depravity of our people. I do not want to judge Donald for not staying the execution. A court convicted her and handed down its judgment. I want to trust the system of government we have but things are making it difficult to do. It is good to know that ultimately justice for those women and the child will come from God.

Lora Hollings on January 14, 2021:

Ruby this is a very tragic story, indeed! This woman should have been put in an institution for the criminally insane not executed. She was such a victim of abuse herself! Donald Trump has little to no empathy for others. It is obvious or he wouldn't have instigated a coup that caused the deaths and murder of a police officer! Donald Trump cares about one person and that is himself above all others. He is such a narcissist that he can only think of his own desires and needs at all times. I'm so looking forward to the inauguration of Biden and Harris who I believe will unite Americans for their common good and help heal our Nation from the ills that Trump caused.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 14, 2021:

Hi Brenda, I agree. The child growing up without a mother is sad indeed. Thanks again for reading.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 14, 2021:

Thanks for reading and commenting Manatita. I agree that there's a lot of evil in the world, but this was beyond evil,

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on January 14, 2021:

Hello Bill. I do not believe in capital punishment either. This story is so vile I had to voice my opinion. The woman's attorney appealed, several times, to the president to issue a stay of execution and he refused, now he's wanting we the people to forgive him for his crimes against America. " Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. " is a good reminder. Thanks for your input.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Oh wow...this is a tough one.

I have no pity for dear Donald but this is a horrific story for everyone involved.

I feel sad she was executed but even more so for the woman's family and the innocent baby growing up without her mom.

manatita44 from london on January 14, 2021:

Justice has a few strings: There's the moral string; the legal string; the inner string and finally, the only string worth knowing: the heavenly string or voice.

The high priests were convinced that Christ was dangerous; the Romans thought he was usurping the law, Yet he was crucified and emerged victorious.

Wisdom is and has always been an inner dictate of the Spirit, as it comes from God. So many thousands of years later and David the Psalmist, still appeals to us. Why?

Morally we can forgive, but like a doctor does not save lives, all decisions are made from within. Ultimately - while this may not help - all are approved, sanctioned or tolerated from within. It is the Inner Pilot that decides right or wrong.

See it as a temporary journey; this woman is a soul who is eternal and heaven will go all the way back to why she was sick in the first place ... and even before.

At best when a deed is unchangeable, it is better to pray for healing. Never worry about what you cannot change. That's my two pence worth. Yet there are those who, due to their own nature, will feel the need to grieve and that's valid too. Wisdom teaches from within, the best course to follow.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 14, 2021:

I'm not a big fan of capital punishment, and I'm not a big fan of politicians who order capital punishment to satisfy their base supporters. Sad story from beginning to end, this one. Hopefully saner days are ahead of us, my friend.

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