In filings last month, defense lawyers argued that if the baby was defined as a fetus under Roe v. Wade, then Stinnett’s death cannot be the result of a kidnapping, which requires the victim to be a person.
In Monday’s filing, prosecutors argued that Roe v. Wade defines “persons” only in the context of the abortion issue, not for other purposes in criminal law. They also pointed to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, enacted before Stinnett’s death, which defined a child in the womb as a “person.”
“This legislation extended criminal law’s protection to all human life,” wrote Matt Whitworth, first assistant U.S. attorney. “Consequently, Montgomery’s reliance on Roe v. Wade is misplaced, and her allegation that Victoria Jo Stinnett, the unborn child in this case, was not a ‘person’ is incorrect.”
When you read a summary of the crime, you can tell that the perpetrator certainly thought that the “fetus” in question was a person, since she attempted to pass the child off as her daughter.
The notion that Victoria Jo Stinnett was not a person was only explainable in the sick culture of our times. Any logical thought process leads clearly to the conculsion that she was indeed a human person.
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A debate in England has cropped up in the last few days as those on the pro-abortion side are lamenting how fewer doctors are willing to do abortions. In order to try to attract more physicians to the abortion industry, a leading abortion business is spinning the issue calling abortion “heroic work” that aides women.
Ann Furedi, head of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service abortion business, complained over the weekend that there is a rise in the number of doctors not wanting to do abortions.
“Abortion is an absolutely essential, life-saving part of medical care,” she told the British media. “It may not be the most glamorous medical specialty on the face of it, compared to stem cell research or neurosurgery — but it is seen as heroic work by the women that it helps.”
I can understand the impulse to defend your work and draw other people to it, but shouldn’t those in the abortion industry avoid the whole topic of saving lives, when their whole raison d’être is ending lives? If abortionists were truly required to save lives, they’d have to find new lines of work because they couldn’t continue to perform abortions.
1789 George Washington stayed in Wilmington and left at sunrise on his way to New York to be sworn in as President of the US.