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Old 10-15-2018, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Ludovic View Post
I was going to post that analogy as well so I don't think it's that much of a stretch.
I think the analogy breaks down because nobody thinks the crime would be against the kidney. It would always be against the person. However, in the case mentioned in the OP, the crime is against the fetus, not the woman.

The point of this thread is (I believe), should the crime be against the woman or the fetus? And, if you think it should be against the fetus, how do you square that with abortion rights?

As I mention upthread, I think this law is terrible and puts us on the path to fetal personhood laws, which would be a serious challenge to abortion rights. I think the appropriate law would be some sort of aggravated assault against the woman, and, if she's pregnant, I could see further punishment because of that. However, the crime should be against the woman since she's a person and the fetus isn't.