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Switch to Forum Live View Should These Physicians Be Charged With Murder?
2 years ago  ::  Dec 30, 2011 - 2:09PM #1
Armwar
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I think this is interesting to discuss.  In Maryland, two physicians are being held for performing late term abortions---held for murder under the "killing a viable fetus" law which had been originally used against murderers who murdered pregnant women, resulting in the death of fetuses deemed "viable".  There are a lot of problems with this, the first being that it is patently and obviously unconstitutional.

The treatment of the physicians seems bizarre, to say the least. 

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 01, 2012 - 6:48AM #2
JRT
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Since abortion is a legal medical procedure and since a fetus is not recognised in law as a person, murder is an inappropriate charge. Ther may, however, be other possible charges. The courts will throw out a charge of murder.

the floggings will continue until morale improves
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2 years ago  ::  Jan 01, 2012 - 5:38PM #3
Tolerant Sis
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Completely unconstitutional.  It's a matter of time before any conviction is thrown out.

First amendment fan since 1793.
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