The following are excerpts from a story published in the July 22 edition of the Sacramento Bee.
After an evening movie, Nicole Vultaggio and a female friend were strolling along the Redding River Trail about a month ago when they were ambushed by two assailants.
Vultaggio, eight months pregnant, was punched multiple times in the face and the head. The attackers choked her and knocked her to the ground, where they forcefully kicked her in the abdomen.
On Thursday, the Redding police department issued arrest warrants for two men in connection with the attack. One of them is the father of Vultaggio’s then-unborn baby, Lance Swann, and the other is his friend Jeffrey Thomas Walton – both active-duty Marines at Camp Pendleton in Orange County.
The friend whom Vultaggio, 18, was walking with that night, Erica Swann, Lance Swann’s cousin, was also arrested as an accomplice in the assault.
Redding police said Lance Swann apparently was so desperate to escape the responsibilities of fatherhood that he coordinated the attack on his ex-girlfriend.
The kicks to the abdomen forced Vultaggio to undergo an emergency C-section at the nearby Mercy Medical Center.
“My placenta broke open,” Vultaggio said Friday in an interview with the Bee. She gave birth the next morning at 5:12 a.m. to a premature baby son, Edan. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.
“He had a small bruise on his head that the doctor said would have been from being kicked,” said Nicole Vultaggio’s father, Roger Vultaggio. But Edan was otherwise unharmed and healthy.
Nicole Vultaggio, meanwhile, had so many injuries, especially to her head, that her face was about the size of a small basketball, said her father. She suffered two swollen black eyes that took a week and a half to heal, along with bruises all over her body.
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Escape from “fatherhood” by not having sex. CCC: “2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.” Also see CCC # 2353, 2517, 1852, 1755, 1853, 2534. The media needs to stop promoting fornication and other sexual sins.
Bravo DOTTIE! Excellent comments!
This violence toward pregnant women is not uncommon these days. If it’s not the deadbeat fathers trying to kill their babies, it’s our government. Women need protection, love, support and to be honored by civilization–for God created woman to be the conduit of His Kingdom. Women need to assist men to rise to a higher order by keeping themselves chaste and pure until marriage.
Many women, Sandra, reject protection, love, support and honor, chastity and revile in spiritual pollution rather than seek purity. It’s true that women need what you list, but many reject what they need. Another example of the “mystery of iniquity”.
I disagree JLS on your presumption that many women reject protection, love, etc. Our government and culture objectify women so blantantly and in so many ways. It will take a civilized moral society with God-established ordered lives (see Bishop Vasa’s article) to change hearts and minds. Until then, there are many ministries (Gabriel Project, Project Rachel, Endow) that reach out to women with love, support and protection–the results are grateful women who elevate themselves to a higher moral ground which requires all those around her to treat her with the dignity and respect she so deserves.
Sandra, some woman, I repeat SOME women, in the feminist movement have rejected protection to their own detriment and the detriment of other women. I remember years ago there being an article in some newspaper or magazine about a woman on a bus who took the seat a man offered her, then she proceeded to berate him as a male chauvinst pig for having done so. Women such as that have certanly given feminism a very bad name, and in some areas they were and still are legion.
Anne, if that woman had been raised and treated with the respect and dignity afforded her by God–she would have welcomed and been grateful for the seat offered. Women who behave and reject the kindness of others obviously have been mistreated. When we raise our children in secure homes where they feel valued, protected and loved–God’s established order can take effect within them–thus they treat others and are treated with love and respect.
“On Thursday, the Redding police department issued arrest warrants for two men in connection with the attack…both active-duty Marines at Camp Pendleton in Orange County.”
oh, great, just what we need: more bad news about our military.
whatever happened to honor?
People, wake up, we live in either THE AGE or AN AGE of the spirit of Antichrist (perhaps EVERY AGE is), & the raging attacks on the unborn, either by this cretin Swann or organized anitiGod criminal enterprises like planned parenthood are PROOF that this is so. In a previous post yesterday I wrote about L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, Jack Parsons, one of the founders of JPL Laboratories, and their ilk, who in all seriousness attempted to bring about the antichrist through a demonic incantation, so zealous were they in their colossal delusion that this would be a “good thing” for all. And this was in the late ‘forties! Of course both Hubbard and Parsons were part of a rare network of satanic monasteries started by arguably THE most sinister and thoroughly evil human being in late nineteenth century and early twentieth century society, Aleister (the “beast”) Crowley. But look at the the cover of the Beatle’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonelyhearts Band,” and you’ll see Crowley’s visage glowering out at you, among many others. Apparently an influence of Crowley on the Beatles being acknowledged by them.
However, among the ironies about L. Ron Hubbard, ONE stands out, at least for he himself. In his tome “Dianetics” (the philosophical foundation for Scientology), Hubbard actually comes off as rather pro-life, in that he believes abortion resonates as a murderous act that causes very profound psychic difficulties in the woman who chooses it, and, in Scientology’s belief that we all become “clears”, through their program of course, by using their “emeter” monitoring, the evil act of abortion is kind of washed away. Check it out yourself on the internet if you have trouble believing what I write, or read “Strange Angel”, mentioned earlier, if you can find it. GOD BLESS ALL, MARKRITE
I never heard of Jack Parsons until today when I heard of him twice.
Markite, Aleister Crowley was indeed an evil man, but it was his very strict mother that gave him the title of the beast when he was little, and I believe she referred to him as the Anti-christ. I have often wondered if her labeling him that led up to him living out the title since she thought of him in that way. Something was wrong with that family from the beginning.
With today’s laws, this man wouldn’t have to be a responsible parent. The parents of the child are not married, there is little or no stigma attached to the unwed status of parents. What is this man doing in the Marines?
The Marines are supposedly out doing battle with the enemies of our country not our own defenseless children.
This man should never have sexual relations with anyone. There is always a chance of pregnancy. Contraceptives, besides often being an abortifacient, do not always work and condoms slip, break, etc. What will he do to the new woman he gets pregnant with whom he decides to have sexual relations. This should also be a warning to women to make sure they know and are married to the man with whom they have intimate relations. Actions not promises.
Is this an isolated indicent – the attempt of a father to kill his unborn child? Not really. Violence against pregnant women is rarely publicized in the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood press, but there are many documented cases. Brian Clowes of Human Life International (HLI(dot)org) has extensive files on violence perpetrated against pregnant women and girls. And naturally, there are more cases of violence against women and girls, and include and the100% mortalityrate of unborn children, by abortion heroes such as Planned Parenthood.
You are correct here, Laurette. I am glad that Edan is healthy. May God bless him and his mom.
The three perpetrators should be tried, convicted and executed.
great idea, JLS, truly great.
then he will NEVER end up paying child support, which was his whole plan all along.
you are a genius.
JLS I agree. If he tried murdering his child when he was unborn and didn’t care if he harmed the mum either of his child, then who say’s she is safe. He may go to jail and be let out for good behavior and who knows if he’ll go back to finish the job.
JLS, don’t stop there: call for the execution of their family members, co-workers, friends, and in fact their entire villages.
this kind of tactic works so beautifully in the middle east, and brings peace and rainbows and group hugs and butterflies to the world…
I support programs from the church that encourage chastity! Our young ladies today need that extra support in choosing that healthy direction but if the church doesn’t teach it enough, encourage it enough then the secular world will continue to be the feeding fuel for leading many into per-marital sex. We need to reach out and deal with the root of the issues, not mask them and hope things will get better. Both young men and young ladies need the truth and the gift of what chastity and purity have to offer.
Yes, you are right, Abeca Christian. If all people remained chaste and pure there would be so many fewer problems in the world. After several decades we would have no poverty or overpopulation. Many of the early Christians lived like this and we also have the examples of many saints that founded religious orders.
i’ve always fantasized about how WONDERFUL the world would be if every single person on the planet lived according to the church’s teachings:
no violence, no promiscuity, no AIDS, no genocide, no child abuse, no theft, no adultery, no spousal abuse, no drunk driving, and so forth.