Skip to comments.Some say Georgia bill criminalizes miscarriages
Posted on 02/24/2011 4:22:11 PM PST by blade_tenner
From the proposed law:
'Prenatal murder' means the intentional removal of a fetus from a woman with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus; provided, however, that if a physician makes a medically justified effort to save the lives of both the mother and the fetus and the fetus does not survive, such action shall not be prenatal murder. Such term does not include a naturally occurring expulsion of a fetus known medically as a 'spontaneous abortion' and popularly as a 'miscarriage' so long as there is no human involvement whatsoever in the causation of such event. (c) The act of prenatal murder is contrary to the health and well-being of the citizens of this state and to the state itself and is illegal in this state in all instances. (d) Any person committing prenatal murder in this state shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in subsection (d) of Code Section 16-5-1.
I've said it here for years, until we REALLY AND TRULY start treating the unborn like any other citizen, we will never end legal abortion. Our failure to acknowledge that simple fact broadcasts to everyone that we really don't believe that abortion is murder. Miscarriage should be treated exactly like finding a body of a child - possible murder. We need to support bold and principled politicians like Rep. Bobby Franklin.
Unless it’s a naturally occurring biological event I don’t see how you can make a law against that happening. Or did I read it wrong?
It looks like “eyewitness news” didn’t actually read the law.
More lies from the MSM.
The law PROTECTS miscarrages.
If the state want to bring charges, it’s up the THEM to prove otherwise. “Mother Jones” is just lying about what the law says, and the idiots in the media are repeating what they are told to.
The headline doesn’t match the text of the law...the text of the law says miscarriages are exempt.
Such term does not include a naturally occurring expulsion of a fetus known medically as a 'spontaneous abortion' and popularly as a 'miscarriage' so long as there is no human involvement whatsoever in the causation of such event. (emphasis added)
The unborn are not citizens, and according to the Constitution are not citizens until they are born.
Why does the headline at the link say:
“Some say Georgia bill criminalizes miscarriages”
and yours says something different?
I had a miscarriage 42 years ago. If I could go back to that day, knowing what I know now, I would have asked for the remains to have been respectfully wrapped at the hospital and we would have had a funeral in our immediate family and buried the remains someplace beautiful (probably in a cemetery since there’s no guarantee anyplace else that graves won’t be disturbed), and marked the grave with a real tombstone, with name and date of birth and death.
So, he’s basically saying no abortions? Well, abortions are legal in this country, so this bill is going nowhere.
How about if the Doctor told you to that there was an increased chance of miscarriage unless you remained hospitalized the last months of pregnancy - and the patient refused that suggestion?
Miscarriage = legal penalty due to some human involvement in the causation = Criminalize (some) Miscarriages.
Interesting. Essentially same thing posted over at DU at 6:14. How long would it take someone to go from posting it there to posting it here? 6 to 8 minutes?
Mother Jones. Believe it or not I used to subscribe to that rag. Ok, I remember Virginia wanting women, or requiring women who’ve had miscarriages to report them. Like it was a law for them to do so.
Back in the 70’s my brother was a radical left wing kook (he’s still pretty liberal but a wife and couple of kids have calmed him down a bit) and he bought everyone in the entire family a subscription to Mother Jones magazine.
>>no human involvement whatsoever in the causation?<<
I’m as Pro-life Catholic as you get but I have a problem with this wording. It can be used against anyone.
What if a woman doesn’t even know she is pregnant and miscarries through stupidity, like getting drunk and falling down the stairs? There is no law against drinking or being stupid. Now we are going to prosecute her?
This is not right and I’m glad it will never see the light of day.
There is a difference between this and fetal murder laws.
It was back then when I was reading it. I’ve soon learned. Was it Mother Jones or Mother Earth News? Now I forget.
A [natural] miscarriage is hardly ‘intentional.’
i.e. if it *is* intentional it’s not a miscarriage.
unless its a bloody clump of clot in the toilet right? or are we to call 911 to look at the miscarriage in the toilet or go to jail? idiot
By the comments here, we aren't'... a "blob in the toilet"??? That's the feeling in this forum?? If the unborn aren't considered citizens in every respect as born, there is no hope for criminalization of abortion.
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