Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Suspect faces hearing in killing, theft of fetus
Theft? Why not kidnapping? I though once the kid was out of the womb it was a small child. I guess since this fetus was cut out of the womb and not birthed naturally it is not a child, but still a fetus.
So that means all children born by c-section are still fetuses....
By the way, Lisa Montgomery the chick that was charged, is very scary. Look at the way she is holding the dog in the picture, JUST LIKE A BABY.
Cnn used the correct terminology in my mind later in the article.
"The charge carries possible sentences of life in prison or death if she is convicted. But Todd Graves, U.S. attorney for the western district of Missouri, said his office had not decided whether to seek the death penalty.
"It's way too early to make that determination," he said.
The baby, named Victoria Jo, was recovered, and her father joined her at a Topeka, Kansas, hospital after Montgomery was arrested Friday night."
update: Blame Bush has said it much better than i ever could have.
Yes, I know the fetus has cute little "baby hands" with cute little "baby fingers" and makes cute little "baby noises", but that doesn't make it any more human than a baby-shaped intestinal parasite. Furthermore, I don't recall this fetus being "born", nor have I read anything remotely hinting that the host organism wanted it to be. She could have been on her way to the abortion clinic for all we know. So lacking a physical birth or any sort of written documentation certifying an intent to carry the pregnancy to term, we must protect a Woman's Right to Choose and err on the side of inhumanity. It's a FETUS, and will remain one until the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says otherwise.
Unfortunately, that could take years. The fetus could be well into high school before it is deemed "alive" and awarded full human rights. Not quite living, yet not quite dead, this veritible Schrodinger's Fetus would be subject to relentless harassment and teasing all through it's quasi-childhood.
Posted by Man of Issachar at 4:52:00 AM