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To: laotzu
Texas is looking for ways to excuse post-birth abortions.

Thread by laotzu.

'Kill Your Baby' Bill Introduced

A measure introduced in the Legislature would make Texas the first state in the country to essentially allow women to kill their newborn babies, and face relatively minor punishment for it.

State Rep Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), has introduced a bill to create a new crime called 'infanticide.'

It would allow postpartum mental disorder to be sued as an affirmative defense against a murder charge, if a mother murders a child 12 months old or less.

Under Farrar's bill, if jurors find a mother guilty of murder, they could take testimony about postpartum issues into consideration during the punishment phase of the trial.

If jurors find that the mother's 'judgment was impaired because of childbirth of lactation,' they could then judge her guilty not of murder but of 'infanticide,' which would carry a punishment of no more than two years in a state jail.

Murder is a Class A felony, punishable by up to 99 years in prison. In the case of a mother who kills a child, that time is now spent in the state's maximum security prison for women in Gatesville.

Farrar says postpartum depression is recognized as a legal defense in 29 nations worldwide.

175 posted on 03/23/2009 4:23:29 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Thanks for spreading the word about this, and the many other related causes.

The depravity that exists in the human mind is terrifying, sickening, and embarrassing.

Lord, please forgive us.

178 posted on 03/24/2009 6:48:22 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Today's update from the  Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation:

Four Years Ago Today, March 24, 2005

Today was Day 7 of Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Over the next two weeks we will post stories of the events that occurred on each of those days. We offer this not only in respect for Terri's memory, but a reminder that in this moment countless people are suffering slow, agonizing deaths in hospice, nursing homes, and hospitals in America and around the world.

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Schiavo Parents Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

From March 24, 2005 (CNN)

Gov. Bush's effort returns to court that ordered tube removal

A lawyer for Mary and Bob Schindler -- who are fighting to have their daughter Terri Not yet availableSchiavo's feeding tube reinserted -- filed an appeal late Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court, which in the past has refused to hear the case.

The parents' appeal to the nation's highest court came hours after a federal court in Atlanta twice rejected appeals seeking reinsertion of the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube.

(continue reading . . .)


179 posted on 03/24/2009 4:43:54 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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