Timothy Kindle, 23, from Converse County, Wyoming, is facing up to 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend’s unborn baby. According to police, Kindle, who had a history of committing domestic violence, repeatedly beat his 17-year-old partner over several months because he wanted her to miscarry. The assaults happened between fall of 2007 and January 2008. The child’s mother, Valarie S. Luckenbihl, now 21, did not suffer any life-threatening injury, but the baby died.
When Luckenbihl miscarried, Timothy Kindle’s mother took the baby and buried it in the backyard. The body was exhumed by police and Kindle’s mother is being charged as an accessory after the fact. Luckenbihl has also filed a restraining order against him.
Women are victims of domestic violence all too often, and this violence can escalate if the woman becomes pregnant and the father does not want the baby. In these cases, if the woman resists, the abuse escalates, sometimes leading to the loss of her life and/or the baby’s life. In my own case, my husband kicked at my pregnant stomach, though he never actually touched me. He certainly tried to scare me. It’s only by the grace of God that one of my babies was not killed. Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers often intervene and counsel women to determine whether they are at risk of abuse, and notify the proper authorities. This kind of outreach from the pro-life movement is so important to help prevent tragedies like this one.
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