17. I'm glad he's been charged with murder (nt)
I know this is a criminal act but this a wrong road to champion, as far as I'm concerned. It will roll back our options if a fetus is considered a fully capable breathing born life, at 2-3 months gestation. They already occasionally, lock up women who have a miscarriage.
37. OK, I see your point.
We don't need to call it "murder". As long as the penalty is still the same.
38. Some punishment is clearly
Deserved. This was a callous act of cowardice. I'm with you on that!
39. I am not. The "Protection of Unborn Children Act" is prolife bullshit
A forced abortion or miscarriage is totally an assault against the woman,
not the fetus. It should not center on the fetus at all, which is part of the woman's body. A woman's pregnancy becomes part of HER identity and personhood while she's pregnant. Laws that bypass her and give any status or protection to the fetus regardless of gestation are harmful and discriminatory against women, and devalue women as persons.
Also, I think the issue of 'choice' in this situation is a red herring. If an assaulted woman's pregnancy is unwanted - even if she gets assaulted on the way to the abortion clinic and miscarries, it's just as serious a crime as an assault against a woman with a much-wanted pregnancy.