You are consistent, so I will give you that. How about the case of the drugging where the only impact was causing the miscarriage and no other effects to the woman - sort of like someone giving her an effective Plan B pill at week 12? Same story in your opinion?
#81 | POSTED BY SKR1994
Not sure what your point is, you seem to be trying to set up a gotcha! Drugging someone is a serious offense, in my book. Causing a miscarriage is bodily harm, I might even consider it grievous bodily harm.
You see, what pro-choice people believe is that it is the woman's body so it is her choice. What you are describing is removing that choice from her. I am not sure how that could be viewed in any way other than heinous. A pro-choice person will view it as a serious crime because of the impact on the woman. Again, conservative states (and even some liberal states, I think like 32) have criminal statutes that recognize the fetus as the victim. I think of that as a slippery slope where you are implying rights on a bunch of cells. I will certainly acknowledge that the issue gets very complicated when the fetus is viable.
Spin things around. Should every woman who has a miscarriage be investigated as a potential criminal for harming a fetus? If you infer rights to the fetus, is it not government's job to protect them and thus, every single miscarriage MUST be investigated. Otherwise, the application of the law is arbitrary and capricious.
And trust me that is a real issue, many pro-life people WANT that type of society.