6 Month Fetus Declared a Human in MA

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    Massachusetts Woman Charged with Manslaughter After Assault Victim's Unborn Fetus Dies - ABC News

    It will be interesting to see if this sets a precedent.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that people have already been convicted of murder in the deaths of pre-born children before.
     
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    More hypocrisy in the law.

    Either a fetus is a human or it's not.
     
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    yup
    several
    Scott Peterson is one notable example
    not sure is Charles Manson was or not
     
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    Though the sick coward killed himself when his story came apart, I'd wager Charles Stuart would have had to answer for the death of his son as well as his wife's.
     
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    We have long treated a woman aborting her own fetus differently than another person aborting a fetus that the expectant mother was planning on taking to term.

    So, no, I do not think this case will change the law.

    And yes, I do think, just in case you're wondering, that that inconsistency as to the status of the fetus, is a valid application of the law.

    The differnce is that one fetus was never going to be a child since the mother was rejecting it.

    The other fetus was going to become a child because the mother had embraced it AS a child.

    It is all about, in my opinion, the woman's right to choose.

    IN the case of pregnant woman, and the objection that GOD disapproves?

    Well, that will have to be between the woman and GOD.

    If you TRULY believe in God and God's final justice, that really ought to be enough in this particular kind of case.
     
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    So the determining factor in whether or not a pre-born human is, well a human (you use the word child), is whether the mother wants it or not? Oh please.

    The unborn are human beings from the get go. Trying to spin them as anything else is simply ridiculous. For those who support abortion, at least have the moxie to call a spade a spade.
     
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    What about an already born unwanted child? Is ones humanness based solely on whether one is accepted and valued by other humans? Is that what defines a human being?
     
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    I believe the issue here may set a precedent regarding the age of the fetus. I have a feeling if the woman was only 6 weeks pregnant, it would not have been manslaughter. Most people do not agree with late term abortion - whether they are pro-life or pro-choice. I'm not sure what MA laws are on this right now, but I imagine they are quite liberal. This could change that.
     
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    Of course not. It should be based on science. The whole abortion thing seems relatively simply to me. It is illegal for one person to kill another innocent person, so at what point does one become a person or human. If we can establish that, than it should stand to reason that killing after they reach that defined point is murder. If science determines that biological status is achieved at some point while in the womb, so be it.
     

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