Thus far, there has little justice for Baby Burgess, who was killed in an illegal abortion and then callously burned and discarded.
In April 2022, 18-year-old Celeste Burgess took abortion pills that her mother, Jessica Burgess, obtained from India. She was nearly 30 weeks pregnant, at a point where there’s a 99% survival chance for babies born in a hospital.
The women also planned how to hide their crime with shocking disregard for life. After burning the baby’s body, they then buried the remains in a field.
Later, they lied to authorities by claiming the child was stillborn.
Yet a plea deal means the teenager, who was tried as an adult, will only spend 90 days at most in prison. She admitted to abandoning a deceased body in exchange for other charges being dropped.
Meanwhile, the older Burgess pled guilty to a longer list of crimes. She faces up to eight years in prison but won’t be sentenced until September.