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No thoughts. Only outrage.

Ok, so I just find this murder charge disturbing:

A woman accused of murder because she allegedly avoided a Caesarean section that could have saved her unborn twin has denied the charge, saying she already had scars from earlier C-sections.
The case could affect abortion rights and open the door to the prosecution of mothers who smoke or don't follow their obstetrician's diet, said Marguerite Driessen, a law professor at Brigham Young University.

"It's very troubling to have somebody come in and say we're going to charge this mother for murder because we don't like the choices she made," she said.

I can't even voice why I find this so disturbing. I mean part of this is probably as an american, I've got this wacky belief that the government has no right to make decisions about my medical treatment and my body. If they are going to charge her with murder, they might as well try and get her legally sterlized. Or limit the number of children she can have like in China. Or make it manditory for all births to be Caesarean as standard medical practice like in Singapore.


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