Killing Unwanted Unborn not Murder, CA Court Says
A 16-year-old California girl was planning on aborting her child. Her 17-year-old boyfriend had heard of this and warned her not to do it; he shot her inside an abortion clinic, and she was left a quadriplegic.
The boy has been convicted of her attempted murder. As for the unborn child, who died three days later, he was not charged with murder, per California law, because she wanted to abort it. She was going to have it killed anyway.
In California, you can be convicted of murdering a human being if you kill an unborn child which the mother wishes to have born. If the mother does not want the child, it can be killed by anyone with no penalty.
Something must break.
I think we need to enforce Roe V. Wade. The decision says that the states have a 'legitimate interest' in protecting the life of the unborn.
Instead of working for the repeal of Roe v. Wade we should pressure the state legislatures to pass constitutionally sound laws to control and regulate abortion as a medical pratice.
Partial birth abortion and parental notification are the first two issues I would recommend we work toward. Then prohibition of third trimester abortions except to save the life of the mother. The list goes on but I think you get the idea.
Properly done we can reduce the number of abortions performed while still protecting a woman's rights.