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Friday, July 30, 2004

When a fetus is a citizen, but the mother is not

Through Echidne, we find that some lawyers are trying to use the Unborn Victims of Violence Act to argue that a fetus conceived inside the United States has equal protection rights and that the container, I mean mother, should be allowed back to the U.S. for care. Not for her health, of course, but for her all-American fetus.
I sympathize with her and her family for trying every trick in the book to get her the best care possible, of course.
But if we really truly are going to redefine the beginning of human life to conception, we are going to have some serious problems. Already, there are people who think that a baby's birth is a film-worthy event. We don't want to encourage them to film the conception.

8 Comments:

Blogger mythago said...

Ah, but it poses such a head-exploding dilemma for the Frowny Right. Fetuses are babies! But--but--illegal immigrants are bad people! But if it's a child born on US soil it would be a citizen, so--

7/30/2004

 
Blogger echidne said...

Thanks for the link! I really enjoy your blog.

7/30/2004

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

::We don't want to encourage them to film the conception.

That meaning -- probably -- the woman sleeping or working or something about three days after she and her mate have had sex? Yeah, sounds pretty boring.

Just kidding, 'course. I know what you meant. :^)

Julian Elson

7/31/2004

 
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