Our country has a huge morality problem when the law allows a woman to kill a three-month old fetus for any reason, and yet, at the same time refers to the death of a three-month old fetus as a homicide victim. This Los Angeles homicide report of the death of a three-month old fetus, who died as the result of a domestic violence incident that took the life of her mother, took me be surprise. I was surprised, not because I don’t believe that a fetus is a human life, I do, but rather because this is a legal confirmation of the “right to life” for the unborn baby.
The Morning Spew recently featured a video from Fox’s Judge Napolitano concerning Fetal Rights and the flaws of Roe v. Wade. In the video, Judge Napolitano makes a compelling legal case for equal protection under the U.S. Constitution for the unborn baby. I recommend you watch that video (it can be found here).
With younger and younger fetuses surviving premature birth, the emergence of prenatal surgeries and treatments, and with more Americans identifying themselves as Pro-Life, sooner or later, the issue of Fetal Rights will have to be resolved. The current dichotomy can not and should not be sustained.
For a little tutorial on fetal development, be sure to watch the video I’ve posted at the end. It is amazing.
From the Los Angeles Times
Baby Bao, fetus
Died Feb. 5, 2012
Baby Bao, a fetus, died Sunday, Feb. 5, in the 1000 block of South Ynez Avenue in Monterey Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Monterey Park police and fire officials responded to a report of a death about 7 a.m. When they arrived, they found the body of Chenyan Bao, a 39-year-old Asian woman, in the home she shared with her husband and child.
At the time of the incident, Bao was about 3 months pregnant. The fetus has been identified as Baby Bao, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner’s office.
Police reported Chenyan Bao died from injuries sustained in an incident of domestic violence, said L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Aura Lidman. According to coroner’s records, she was smothered and died from asphyxia.
Her husband, Hongxin Liu, was arrested in connection with her death.
read more at the Los Angeles Times