Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Kansas passes unborn victims of crime bill

Kansas: Bill on fetal homicides clears House, goes to governor


The goal of supporters is that when a pregnant woman is attacked, prosecutors would be allowed to charge her assailant with a crime against her and a separate crime against the baby she’s carrying. State law makes injuring a pregnant woman a felony, but it doesn’t treat the fetus as a second victim.

The bill says the definition of “person” for nine crimes includes an “unborn child” at any stage of development in the womb. Those crimes are capital, first-degree and second-degree murder; vehicular homicide; voluntary and involuntary manslaughter; battery and aggravated battery; and manslaughter while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Thirty-five states have some law making it a crime to kill or harm a fetus, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, including Alabama, California, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio. However, laws vary state-to-state, and not all apply from conception, as the Kansas bill would.

And how many laws do we have protecting the unborn child in Canada?

Precisely ZERO.

I hope the governor signs it, but she is fairly pro-abortion. Why did Kansans elect her in the first place?

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