Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My New Name For A Blog

What echidne said.

Perhaps the most troubling part of the bill is a standard that could make women legally responsible for miscarriages caused by so-called "reckless" behavior. Under the "reckless behavior" standard, an attorney only needs to show that the woman behaved in a manner that is thought to cause miscarriage, even if she did not intend to lose the pregnancy. Under this law, if a woman drinks too much and has a miscarriage, she could face prosecution.

No, really. I'm sick and tired of this bullshit.

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Singing Sparrow said...

Now I am afraid although of course since I am in my 60's I don't have to be afraid for muself.
I am afraid of a society that could even have such a thought. This is sickening.
Thank you for getting this loathsome news out to us.

Teacats said...

Good gravy. Another mind-ripper. This is the sort of thing that makes you look around and think: "this has GOT to be a sci-fi movie or a joke!" What if a woman who works on her feet all day has a miscarriage? As pointed out -- what if you simply slip and fall on the way to your job? Many many woman cannot stay inside and in bed for nine months -- for basic reasons -- like eating and having a place to live. What if she really can't afford sophisicated medical care? Will those woman be forced to find legal ways to prove that they didn't cause their miscarriage? How many miscarriages will a woman be "allowed" to have? In the future -- will they be calling us woman who choose NOT to have children (because of various reasons) criminals?

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

D-I-L said...

If this includes "inducing an abortion outside of a doctor's office, could this be used against a woman who uses the morning after pill?

pluky said...

To D-I-L: Yes.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they think we should be arresting the women who are competing in the Olympics while pregnant.