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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Utah Governor Signs Controversial Law Charging Women and Girls With Murder for Miscarriages

New law will open up a Pandora's box of unintended legal consequences.

On Monday afternoon, a controversial Utah bill that charges pregnant women and girls with murder for having miscarriages caused by "intentional or knowing" acts, was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert. Read it here.


Bill Fleming said...

From the article:

"Republican Representative Carl Wimmer (who is crafting similar "model legislation" for other states)."

Other states?

I wonder if we're on the list.

Anonymous said...

Bill, no doubt we're on the list. The local cult won't let this opportunity pass...

John said...

That seems like a really dumb law. Does that mean the police will have to investigate all miscarriages to determine if there was any intent?

Conservatives sure like to have big government invade people's lives.