||[Jan. 31st, 2008|11:45 pm]
The Question Club
TQC, I has a wank-inducing question, which is why I'm asking it so late at night. I'm also on sleeping pills right now, so this will not make any sense at all.|
Let's say you live in a state/country/whathaveyou where abortion is protected under the law, and by definition, life does not start until the baby takes its first breath.
Let's also say that a case arises where a hooligan punches a pregnant woman in the uterus, causing her to lose her baby. What is this defined as, legally?
I'm pretty sure in Kansas, they've made it so that it's, like, 2nd degree murder or something, but at the same time, we also say that life doesn't start until first breath, so that kind of contradicts itself. So I'm probably wrong about the sentence.
Ah, hell, just for the wank, I'll ask: What is your state's policy on when life starts/sentences for these situations?
Fear not, gentle TQC-ers...I shall not ask for your personal beliefs. I care not, and I do not wish to build a stable in my inbox for the dramallama. She is smelly and poops often.
Wank on, you wankers.