Court rules unborn is 'child'

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court has concluded that a reference in state law that prevents exposing children to dangerous chemicals also protects an unborn child.

    While the decision itself is unrelated to abortion, in a court where at least one justice has advocated overturning Roe v. Wade the decision today in Ankrom v. State undoubtedly will be referenced again.

    The case upheld the convictions of two women, Hope Ankrom of Coffee County and Amanda Kimbrough of Colbert County, who were prosecuted for using drugs during their pregnancies.

    The state law originally was intended to prevent parents from operating meth labs around children, or allowing children to be in meth labs, and does not mention the unborn.

    But the decision said “The plain meaning of the word ‘child’ in the chemical endangerment statute includes unborn children.”

    Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, a pro-life law firm that filed an amicus brief in the case, said, “In personal injury, criminal, and wills and estate law, the trend has been to recognize the unborn child as a human with legal protections, not merely a ‘potential’ human being.


    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/court-rules-unborn-is-child/#RbUs0IqiHx7ETr7M.99
     
  2. mont974x4

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    good news there
     
  3. saturneptune

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    That is for sure. I wish this went to all of the states and the federal government got their nose out of the issue of life and abortion.
     
  4. Aaron

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    I'm not really picking on you, SN, but you seem to be saying a lot of off the wall stuff lately.

    If you want the government out of the issue of life, are you saying the woman is entitled to deem the child within her a life or not?

    Not sure how you could want the government out of the issue of life and abortion. Government exists to protect the innocent.
     
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    The Alabama Supreme Court seems to be correct here. My hat is off to them.
     
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    First of all, I said the federal government out of the business. The states are quite capable of protecting the innocent. Speaking of off the wall, are you not the one who just a few days ago was advocating the government be involved in an institution ordained by the Lord, marriage? If you are advocating revenue for the government to run on, I think we can come up with better ideas than a marriage license fee. I would suggest you read posts before calling someone off the wall, but then again, I have been called lots worse.

    Here is the quote so you do not have to push the mouse three posts up.
     
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  7. Aaron

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    Would you say that about slavery?
     
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    A welcome development.
     
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    So according to this ruling will women who smoke or drink be subject to being punished for exposing their unborn to dangerous chemicals?
     
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    The good guys do the right thing without a law. The bad guys are not deterred by unenforced laws. Nothing new. Whatever happened to Devil's Island and the guillotine?

    We are reaping the consequences of a worldwide ammorality. The rider on the white horse has the solution.

    Even so, come Lord Jesus.

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  11. Aaron

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    To SN
    Thought not.
     
  12. Salty

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    So according to this ruling women (or men) will be subject to being punished for exposing their un-emancipated children to dangerous chemicals

    Click here for story
     

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