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Old 05-09-2019, 07:52 AM
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For the people claiming that the law doesn't specifically punish the woman for having an abortion after the heartbeat is detected, can you address the personhood provisions of the law? It seems to me that if a fetus is a person with 14th amendment rights, then killing that person would come with punishment. Leaving the state to kill that person and then returning would also be punished.

I'm not a lawyer. But, if the law defines a non-rape fetus as a person, then it doesn't have to lay out all the rest of it -- the other implications come along with personhood.

Ultravires, regarding the rape and incest exception especially, can those fetuses be aborted any time? Are they never granted personhood? How about after birth?