Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
Gayle Madwin

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Unborn Victims of Violence Act, Continued

moominmuppet has just reprinted some extremely important information about how the "Unborn Victims of Violence" Act that Bush signed poses even more threat to the rights of pregnant women who don't want abortions than to the rights of women who do.

"Had McKnight intentionally sought to end her pregnancy by having an illegal third trimester abortion, her sentence would have been two years in jail – but because of a law similar to the bill President Bush just signed, she is today serving a 12-year sentence. . . . The pregnant woman who 'allows' herself to be battered, and the woman who misses prenatal care appointments are both now vulnerable to prosecution for murder should something go wrong in the pregnancy.". . . GRAAAARGHH! Go read the whole thing.
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