Pro For the record: I am not in favor if making abortion illegal.
Unless the context is abortion, it is a federal crime to harm an unborn child. Fetal Homicide Laws U. As the law stands today, if a pregnant woman on her way to an abortion clinic where her child will be legally killedis assaulted in the street, causing the death of her unborn child, those who assaulted her would be guilty of manslaughter.
The widespread existence of fetal homicide laws, when considered next to current abortion law, creates for the U. It boggles the mind that a culture as "advanced" and "intelligent" as ours could live with such a blatant double standard, a double standard that is enshrined in law.
It is absolutely absurd. The only thing that matters is the will of the mother. If the mother wants the child, it is a person.
Those who harm it will be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It can be torn limb from limb with full legal impunity, no questions asked. The child is exactly the same in both scenarios, it is only the affections of the mother which are changed.
Do you see the problem with this? Even before President Bush signed into law The Unborn Victims of Violence Act in April ofmaking it a crime to harm an embryo or fetus at any stage of pregnancy during an assault on a pregnant woman, 31 states already had similar laws on the books.
On the federal level, The Unborn Victims of Violence Act states that "Whoever engages in conduct that violates any of the provisions of law If however, "the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall Think about this, as the law stands today, if a pregnant woman on her way to an abortion clinic where her child will be legally killedis assaulted in the street, causing the death of her unborn child, those who assaulted her would be guilty of manslaughter under the Unborn Victims Act.
They would be guilty for bringing about the exact same result the death of an unborn child that the abortion doctor would have legally secured and been paid for just a few minutes later.
In one instance, the child in utero is a human being, in the other it is fetal tissue. Or how about this? When Scott Peterson was convicted and sentenced to death for killing his wife and killing his own unborn son, the law made it abundantly clear that fathers do not have the right to kill their unborn children.
On, the flip side, however, every mother in America has the legal right to kill her unborn children, up until the very moment of birth. This is legal insanity.
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