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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ghastly Post-Abortion Ruling From Hawaii

This story should send a quiver through your soul.

The Supreme Court of Hawaii has just thrown out the manslaughter conviction of a 32-year old mother who had been found guilty by a criminal of killing her newborn son by smoking crystal methamphetamine shortly before his birth – and again on the morning he was born.

The baby boy, named Treyson, perished within 2 days of his birth, his blood poisoned by high levels of methamphetamine and amphetamine.

Their unanimous ruling is that no crime was committed because there was no person involved. That is, nothing really happened. Since the baby was not a person under the law at the time his mother was smoking the drugs, she could not be prosecuted for harming the baby in her womb.

Obviously, this ruling stems directly from the specious and dishonest reasoning found in the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings around abortion. And it implies that post-birth abortion will be sanctioned by courts in order to preserve the Roe regime.

To really appreciate the gravity of this ruling, we need to appreciate that the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act would have protected this boy from harm or destruction by any person other than his mother. Thus, only in the case of a crime committed by the mother is the thing in the womb not a human being; in all other situations, he or she is a baby entitled to protection under the law.

This ghastly contradiction is the result of a legal system being lifted up on its own arrogance.

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