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Democrats introduce bill to legalize infanticide up to one year

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Democrats introduce bill to legalize infanticide up to one year

(HT - Wintery Knight) this is a very helpful post on the Abortion issue....all from Wintery Knight - (clip) Kathy Ireland artfully defends Pro -Life Position

**Correction** UPDATE: Sorry, the headline from before should read that infanticide up to one year will be reduced to a felony, not legalized outright! My mistake! (from Wintery Knight)


Democrats introduce bill to legalize infanticide up to one year

A post at Gateway Pundit, sent to me by the greatest commenter in the blogosphere, ECM.
Gateway Pundit has a link to the bill, but Cassy Fiano has a lot more.
Here’s a bit about the bill:

It defines infanticide as:

A person commits an offense if the person wilfully by an act or omission causes the death of a child to whom the person gave birth within the 12-month period preceding the child’s deathThe bill says that infanticide should not be prosecuted as murder, though, as long as:
… at the time of the act or omission, the person’s judgment was impaired as a result of the effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following the birth.Infanticide would become a felony, punishable by no more than two years in prison, with a minimum of 180 days, and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.

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Audio: Scott Klusendorf’s 35-minute case for the pro-life position
Audio: A 55-minute discussion featuring two great pro-life debaters, Greg Koukl and Scott Klusendorf
My own religion-free case for the pro-life position in plain English
A comparison of embryonic and adult stem cell research
Video: Cute 12-year old girl makes the pro-life case in a short speech

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3 Comments:

Blogger Frank Dracman said...

I'm sure oyu will correct me of I am worng but it APPEARS that this bill ADDS "infacticide" to the lists of crimes that are a felony. In other words, it equates infacticide with murder?

It kind of ininuates that at some point in the pastm infacticide was NOT murder? The bottom line is that we really don't know what this bill is about until we have the full text of the policy it is replacing.

The full text of the amendment is as follows:

:BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 19.01(b), Penal Code, is amended to read
as follows:
(b) Criminal homicide is murder, capital murder,
manslaughter, infanticide, or criminally negligent homicide.
SECTION 2. Chapter 19, Penal Code, is amended by adding
Section 19.08 to read as follows:
Sec. 19.08. INFANTICIDE. (a) A person commits an offense
if the person wilfully by an act or omission causes the death of a
child to whom the person gave birth within the 12-month period
preceding the child's death and if, at the time of the act or
omission, the person's judgment was impaired as a result of the
effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following the
birth.

The full text of the bill/

May 7, 2009 at 4:35 PM  
OpenID winteryknight said...

Please fix the post to note that the bill reduces the penalty from murder to a felony, so it is still illegal!!!

May 7, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Frank Dracman said...

"**Correction** UPDATE: Sorry, the headline from before should read that infanticide up to one year will be reduced to a felony, not legalized outright! My mistake! (from Wintery Knight)"
.

Wrong again, Jonathan.

"Reduced to a felony" from what? There is nothing more serious than a felony in US law. Murder is a felony. Infanticide is a FELONY.

From Miriam-Webster Dictionary:

"Felony: a grave crime formerly differing from a misdemeanor under English common law by involving forfeiture in addition to any other punishment b: a grave crime declared to be a felony by the common law or by statute regardless of the punishment actually imposed c: a crime declared a felony by statute because of the punishment imposed d: a crime for which the punishment in federal law may be death or imprisonment for more than one year.

May 13, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

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