Oh, that's alright then
Via The Well-Timed Period, we find that the bill that Del. Cosgrove is wanting to introduce won't make it illegal to miscarry. No, you'll only be considered a murderous if you deliver a stillborn. Phew.
Of course, as Ema demonstrates, there's no reason to think that Cosgrove has any fucking clue what a stillborn is, and I'm sure that he really doesn't know the difference between a miscarriage and a stillborn. But the main problem is that a law like this is all about assuming that women who give birth to stillborns are considered guilty until proven innocent. His reasoning that he gives in the letter Ema puts up is that it's hard to tell after 12 hours if a stillborn was in fact delivered dead or if the mother killed it after it was born. Which means that we have to assume that there are hoardes of women out there killing their babies and passing them off as stillborns. Why not assume this? After all, we are the daughters of Eve and will wander off into the wilderness of sin and evil if there are not firm male hands guiding us and reminding us that killing babies isn't just a fun game.