Ilhan Omar Defends Woman Who Killed Her 29-Week-Old Baby, Burned Child’s Body

Ilhan Omar is a pro-abortion radical Democrat member of Congress who has earned the ire of Americans for various horrific comments over the years. Now, Omar is rushing to the defense of a woman who killed her 29-week-old unborn baby and burned the chi;d’s body in an effort to conceal her crime.

As LifeNews reported, Celeste Burgess, 18, of Norfolk, Nebraska agreed to plead guilty to removing/concealing/abandoning a dead human body as part of a plea deal in Madison County District Court. As a result, two other charges against her were dropped.

Burgess could have spent up to two years in prison. Instead, she will spend just 90 days in jail and two years’ probation. And her sentence may be reduced to closer to 50 days “due to the possibility of good time.”

While most people are condemning how she killed her baby and burned and buried the child’s body, Ilhan Omar defended her.

Her post had garnered more than 68,000 likes as of early Tuesday morning, with comments from her supporters including that the case was “like the beginning of the Handmaid’s Tale”.

“This is a freighting violation of privacy and autonomy,” she said, misspelling the word in her Instagram post.

But the case had nothing to do with that.

In April 2022, authorities said Celeste Burgess was almost 30 weeks pregnant when her mother, Jessica, allegedly obtained abortion pills and gave them to her daughter, killing the unborn baby. Then, the mother and daughter allegedly burned the aborted baby’s body and threw it in a field in Madison County, the local news reports.

At first, police said their investigation centered around the improper disposal of the baby’s body. However, after further investigation, they said they discovered evidence that Jessica Burgess bought abortion drugs from a company in India and gave them to her pregnant daughter, according to the Norfolk Daily News.

At the time, aborting an unborn baby was illegal after 20 weeks in Nebraska. A new state law that just went into effect prohibits abortions after 12 weeks; exceptions are allowed if the mother’s life is at risk.

Initially, police said Jessica Burgess told officers that her daughter had gone into premature labor and gave birth to a stillborn baby. However, police said they later found records of conversations online between the mother and daughter about abortion drugs.

“(Celeste Burgess) talks about how she can’t wait to get the ‘thing’ out of her body and reaffirms with (Jessica Burgess) that they will burn the evidence afterwards,” according to court records from the police investigation.

Other messages allegedly between the mother and daughter show a callous disregard for the unborn baby’s life even though the child already was basically fully formed and capable of surviving outside the womb. According to police, Celeste Burgess told her mother that she “can’t wait to get the ‘thing’ out of her body” and she was looking forward to wearing jeans again.

Newsweek reports more:

[Norfolk Police Detective Ben] McBride then applied and got a warrant to seize phones and laptops and compelled Facebook to turn over messages.

He found messages from Jessica Burgess indicating that she has obtained abortion pills for her daughter and giving her instructions on how to take them. She also wrote about a plan “to burn the evidence afterward.”

Celeste Burgess “talks about how she can’t wait to get the ‘thing’ out of her body,” the detective wrote. “I will finally be able to wear jeans,” she says in another message.

It is not clear from reports what abortion drugs Jessica Burgess allegedly gave to her daughter, but the most common, mifepristone and misoprostol, are not recommended after 10 weeks of pregnancy – suggesting the woman allegedly put her daughter’s life at risk as well as her unborn grandchild’s.

Nebraska abortion laws exempt pregnant mothers from punishment but allow abortionists and untrained individuals to be prosecuted for killing late-term unborn babies and, especially in the case of individuals without a medical license or training, putting the pregnant mother’s life in danger.

Late-term abortions also are more risky for the mother as well as her unborn baby, and states that allow late-term abortions often require that they be done by a licensed doctor in a hospital because the risks are so high.

Jessica Burgess could face up to eight years in prison, if convicted. Her charges include performing an abortion by a non-licensed doctor, performing a late-term abortion, concealing the death of another person and false reporting.