I can see why someone would want someone convicted and put away someone for killing their baby, but I don't get why they place so much on terminology of law, does it really matter what it is called? Isn't it enough that GBH - just say with extended sentencing is the law it is put under?
A fetus = baby to me. I'm still 10000000% pro-choice.
It is a very complex issue, and again I totally get people's concerns this may open the flood gates. If it did that, I would not support it. I also understand the concern that this give the child personage, and given your points about abortion it may threaten access to safe abortion.
Truthfully, I don't have the answers. All I know is if my baby died bc of a criminal act I would want justice. If there is a way to allow this, while keeping bodily autonomy intact, it would be best case scenario. But as I said, I acknowledge that may be too idealistic and not realistic.
I don't think many babies born at 22 weeks would survive without assistance?
I don't think the baby in a mother's womb should be given personhood either.
But yeah, I personally still consider it a baby, but I still think a GBH law, that was perhaps tinkered with would still suffice in terms of charges for someone losing their baby due to a criminal act.
I agree with you as well, it is a very tough one, there are certainly no easy answers!
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