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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

A Complete Travesty

Here’s a disgusting story for you to think about. After 5 months of pregnancy 18 year old Erica decided she didn’t want to carry the twins to term anymore. She had heard that one could miscarry if someone stood on their stomach. With that information he begged her 18 year old boyfriend Jerry to help her. After days of pleading Jerry gave in and with Erica lying on the bathroom floor walked across her stomach. Several days later Erica miscarried. Sounds awful but that’s not the disgusting part.

The disgusting part is that Jerry is in jail facing 2 counts of capitol murder while Erica is free and clear. Why? Because a woman has the right to terminate her pregnancy, so she can do anything she likes with no consequences. While for Jerry helping her do what is her right is off to jail for the rest of his life. WTF?

Either A) Jerry should be charged with murder. If so then Erica should be charged with conspiracy to commit and accessory to murder. No ifs, ands or buts about it. If I ask someone to commit murder and then aid them in the commission of the murder I am guilty. If I’m guilty and Jerry did commit murder then it’s ridiculous that Erica gets off the hook.

Or B) Erica has the right to terminate her pregnancy. If so than the worst that Jerry can get is performing an abortion without a license or something along those lines which I’m sure doesn’t carry quite the same punishment as double murder.

It would seem to me that two people freely involved in the same act are both guilty and the only question is if the act is a crime. As long as Roe v. Wade stands I don’t see how in the hell Jerry is guilty of murder. Laws that implicate him but set her free can’t at all jibe with the Constitution. I hope all the Pro-Choicers out there help get the kid a damn good lawyer.

2 Comments:

At May 05, 2005 1:20 AM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

That's incredibly messed up, on both counts--the act, and the law. I'll actually have to think about that for a minute before I opine at length.

 
At May 05, 2005 6:20 PM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

Unfortunately, it seems these legal principals are not new. Shoot your girlfriend full of smack so she overdoses? You can be looking at a murder 2 or manslaughter charge in many states. Now, if she pushed the needle in, overdosed and lived, they'd hardly charge her with attempted self-murder. See how it works? As long as a fetus is considered "property" of the mother, than she can give it away, but you can't take it. Now, of course boyfriend isn't charged with M4 fetal theft, which gets us into the actual issue. How is it life one way but not the other? What kind of whackball qualification says if you kill it it's tissue but if I kill it it's human life? Sure, you can spank your children and I can't, and all, but the law agrees that in either case they're children.

I wish I had enough faith in the SCOTUS to throw this garbage out and come down once and for all on where they stand, but I expect some 5-4 Scalia-talking-out-his-ass opinion allowing laws like his to remain.

 

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