Saturday, July 11, 2009

Why we need an unborn victims of crime law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Charleston teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for a November 2008 shooting in which a pregnant woman's unborn child died.

Sixteen-year-old Kelly J. Chapman won't be eligible for parole on the first-degree murder conviction because Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom's sentence Tuesday came with no recommendation of mercy.

Bloom also gave Chapman an additional 3-to-15 years for attempted murder in the wounding of Nastasha Folden.

Had there been no unborn victims of crime law, there would have been no justice for the killing of the unborn child. The crime of depriving the woman of her unborn child would not have been recognized.

Such is the case in Canada.

Feminists would only want a "more severe" sentence. Part of justice, though, is properly identifying the wrong that was committed.

Killing a fetus is not just about harming the woman's body. It is about depriving a woman of her unborn child, someone that is distinct from herself.

But don't tell feminists that. They INSIST that the fetus and woman are one. Nobody actually ACTS like they are, but their precious right to abortion is more important than anyone else's loss.