They say at this stage that it won't affect abortion rights- but look at the precedent. Why is a 20 week fetus treated as a being independent from another if it is killed accidentally (say a car crash) but not when it is killed on purpose (late term abortion)? What's the difference? If I can ask the question, so can others. Aldo agree with the points raised by @Jennaisme - this may well be one nasty can of worms. Looking at the US where they have similar laws- it's really scary!
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21-11-2013 14:23 #11
21-11-2013 14:36 #12Senior Member
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Speaking from my heart, if my unborn child was killed in a car accident by a reckless drunk driver, I would want them held accountable. In that sense, I am glad.
But other circumstances can be quite blurred, hopefully only good things come from this.
Married to my soul mate, Mummy to one beautiful little girl, wishing for a little boy to complete our family.
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21-11-2013 15:06 #13
I consider myself pro choice, but I support it. reading that, it isn't directed at termination. Termination is by choice, and a medical procedure. This is designed to address women being assaulted and losing the baby, drunk drivers etc.
"It does not apply to anything done with a pregnant woman's consent or during a medical procedure."
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21-11-2013 15:09 #14
I'm with you, I do not agree with "Zoe's Law". I fear for the potential repercussions. I do not, and never will, support 'personhood of the foetus' regardless of the 'guidelines' behind it.
21-11-2013 15:13 #15
If I were 8 months pregnant and was attacked resulting in unborn baby dying, I sure a heck would want the perpetrator held accountable. I think this law will be of great benefit for those that end up in that situation. it could very well be a case of the benefits being greater than the risks.
I'm sure in genuine accidents the penalties will be reflective.
You could be responsible for someones death and it still be an accident yet still get charged with manslaughter. Eg drive a car at night, not see someone walking on the side of the road because they are wearing dark clothing on an unlit road and you look away for a split second in the opposite direction and you fatally hit them. It happens. I'm sure the family wouldn't just go "oh well never mind"
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21-11-2013 15:16 #16
In times where women are still fighting for the laws to allow legal, safe and easily accessible abortion, both in our very own country, as well as abroad, then I do not believe we need a law such as this one.
21-11-2013 15:19 #17
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21-11-2013 15:31 #18
21-11-2013 15:33 #19Senior Member
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It will have to be *incredibly* well worded for me to ever get behind this. I understand where people are coming from. If someone caused the death of my bub due to their own stupidity and negligence, I'd be out for blood, as any person would be.
"This is a simple question ... that is if a woman is injured in some way while ... pregnant there ought to be a recognition in the law of that fact."
Mr O'Farrell said laws were not always about deterrence and punishment but also about victims' rights.
The lack of protection for the general public based on what could happen due to a simple accident is frightening. As for cars, I don't know how many people get into them, stone sober, and decide to get into an accident that day which could possibly cause the death of something, let alone an unborn baby. I don't believe this law WON'T be abused and used and manipulated. I don't have that much faith in humans, unfortunately.
21-11-2013 15:33 #20
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