I just don’t “get” it; another man was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, and “fetal endangerment,” because he beat and stabbed his eight-months pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was angry because the woman had broken off their relationship, and he believed that the “product of conception” in her womb was another man’s. Both mother and “fetus” survived, although the brutal attack precipated premature labor, and the woman gave birth four weeks early.
I don’t get it: abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy is legal in all fifty states. Had this woman gone to an abortion clinic, she could have done legally the very thing for which the ex-boyfriend is now serving jail-time! An abortionist would have charged an extra fee for the higher risk associated with a “late-term” abortion. The “product of conception” would have been brutally (and fatally) removed from the woman’s body.
The DA’s charge of “fetal endangerment” rested on the fact that the near-term fetus was “viable,” meaning that it could probably have survived outside the woman’s body. Some recent parallel cases have even alleged attempted murder of the unborn child, as well as the mother. Had the woman gone to an abortion clinic however, even at full-term, the “fetus” could have been legally (and fatally!) “endangered! “
Someone please explain to me why one situation is punishable by jail time, while the other is (supposedly) a constitutionally protected woman’s right! I just don’t get it!
“For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.” (Lk. 1:44)
“And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” (Lk. 2:12)
The only difference between a baby in the womb and a baby at the breast is location. God uses exactly the same word (brephos) to describe both John in his mother’s womb, and the infant Jesus in a feed trough (compare Lk. 1:44 and Lk. 2:12. “Brephos” applies equally to a baby before or after birth!). Yet today in this great nation, one is legally protected while the other is legally endangered. I just don’t get it!