Girl Drowns While Man Watches

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:34pm -- web

An article in the Orlando Sentinel this summer troubled me greatly.

Cops: Man ignored girl before drowning

June 13, 2013|By Jerriann Sullivan, Orlando Sentinel

An Alabama man who was charged after a 4-year-old girl drowned in a Kissimmee resort pool last week did nothing to save her, Kissimmee police said in a report released Thursday.

Genesis Harper died June 7 at a pool in the Coral Cay Townhomes.

Police reviewed surveillance video from the pool that shows Elijah Darnell Morton, 28, just a feet away from Genesis as she splashed and struggled to stay above the water, Kissimmee Police spokeswoman Stacie Miller said.

Morton was "focused on entertaining his own child while" Genesis struggled to save herself, the report said.

While Morton's girlfriend attempted CPR, Morton did not assist her and told her "to stop and take the children back to the townhome," Miller added. "He made no attempts to help the child."

A few minutes after Genesis went under, Morton noticed something at the bottom of the pool and attempted to nudge it with a pool noodle. Then he collected his children and directed them to leave the pool area, the report said.

Morton was charged with aggravated child neglect and released on a $2,500 bond.

Why was Elijah Morton charged? Did he assault the child, or kill the child? No. Because he could have saved her and did nothing. Because he "focused on entertaining his own child" while the four-year-old's lungs filled with water a few feet away.

I immediately thought of the thousands of pro-life Ohioans who spend their weekends entertaining their own children while over 500 babies are butchered nearby every week. These are children created in the image of God, with beating hearts and measurable brain waves. Babies whose shed blood provokes God to wrath. And we can save them! If every pro-life Ohioan reading this simply gets nine of their friends and family to sign this petition stating that life begins at conception, we can protect every single preborn child statewide!

Don't stand by and do nothing. Help. Give. Pray.

With God all things are possible, especially His will, and it is not the will of our Father in heaven that one of these children should perish.

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