When the laws of a nation have a glaring internal contradiction, something’s gotta give. This guy has been charged with murder because he slipped his girlfriend (that would be in addition to his wife) the abortion pill RU-486 and caused her to have two miscarriages.
According to the article,
Wisconsin is one of 36 states with a “fetal homicide” law, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Under the 1998 law, anyone who attacks a pregnant woman and injures or kills her fetus could face life in prison.
The law was passed after Tracy Scheide of Milwaukee accused her husband, Glenndale Black, of beating her in 1992 when she was nine months pregnant. Her baby was stillborn.
A jury convicted Black of reckless injury and false imprisonment but acquitted him of violating an old anti-abortion law against causing the death of a fetus.
Black was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Scheide divorced him and lobbied to get the bill passed.
You will never hear anyone from NOW fighting for a law like this, even though it is specifically designed to protect women and their babies. I can almost guarantee the soundbite from Planned [Destroy] Parenthood and their ilk: “This law goes against everything women have fought for the last thirty years. It will return us to the dark ages of blind alleys and coat hangers.”
Nevertheless. Wisconsin law recognizes what is becoming too obvious to deny, medically and scientifically: when you kill a fetus in the womb, you are killing a human person and there is simply no way around that fact. You can try to justify it, but it is no longer an option to deny that what is being killed is a human person. It is not a “potential” person. It is a person. Full stop.
Those who are against the murder of the unborn, whether by biological fathers or so-called physicians, should push this side of the law against the Roe v. Wade side. This case is one more piece of evidence condemning the U.S.’s legalized infanticide.