Apparently jurors are willing to punish amature abortionists even though their accomplices are presently beyond the reach of the law.
LUFKIN, Texas -- A 19-year-old East Texas man faces a life prison sentence for causing his teenage girlfriend to miscarry twins, even though she wanted to end the pregnancy.
Gerardo Flores was accused of causing the miscarriage by stepping on his girlfriend's stomach. He was prosecuted under the state's new fetal protection law.
Erica Basoria acknowledged asking Flores to help end her pregnancy. But the 17-year-old can't be prosecuted because of her legal right to abortion.
I wonder if this verdict will be upheld on appeal? Should it be? Are there any pro-choicers out there who agree with this verdict? The only injustice I see is that the mother is exempt from prosecution.
Robert Parks raises and good point and asks, where's PETA when you need them?
But, even if the twins aren't considered people, where's PETA when you need them? If they aren't human, there's no doubt to their animal nature. I highly doubt kicking and punching fall under "Ethical Treatment" by any stretch of the imagination. This is blatant, unjustified, "cruel and unusual punishment"!
La Shawn Barber makes a good observation and points out that fathers can't protect their children either.
When you reject moral absolutes, which apply to us all, in favor of satanic “relativism,” this is the result. An unborn baby is human only if his mother wants him or if the father kills him. He commits murder; she commits “choice.”
If the father wants to save his baby’s life but the mother elects to have the unwanted foreign growth scraped from her womb, he’s out of luck. That’s the unsustainable, contradictory, insane, incomprehensible rationale behind legalize abortion.
Beaker thinks that Gerardo Flores was just in the wrong place.
I guess he should have beat her in the lobby of a Planned Parenthood Abortion Mill™.
So let's see if I can make some sense of this. If the teenage girl kills her unborn twins, it's legal. If her boyfriend helps, with her full consent, he's put away for life. If a doctor (or any other member of Planned Parenthood) kills the unborn twins, with her consent, it's legal. If anyone kills the unborn twins without her consent, it's murder.
The babies were also in the wrong "place", in that identical babies who were located outside a womb would have had full legal protection. I can attack someone who invades my house and intends to hurt me, but if I invite a person in I can hardly complain about it later.
Bill Quick thinks the problem is that "social conservative lunatics" are writing laws.
This is the sort of insanity you end up with when social conservative lunatics start writing laws for the majority. Yes, yes, I know all about federalism. That doesn't prevent me from pointing out the idiotic outcomes federalism sometimes provides.
But a truly just system would have punished both killers, not just the man... and it's leftists who prevented that outcome, not rightists.