Rep. Tom Shaw of Iowa
By O. Kay Henderson
A group of Republican legislators has introduced legislation that would make all abortions illegal in Iowa and any doctor who performs an abortion in Iowa would face murder charges.
“What the bill does is it defines what a person is,” says Representative Tom Shaw, a Republican from Laurens who is the bill’s lead sponsor.
“We put it right underneath our murder statute. This is in keeping with Roe v Wade where Justice Blackman said that if the state ever defined the fetus to be a person, then, of course, it would have all the protections of the 14th amendment. ...”
“We just kind of sat down and thought, ‘We’re making this way too hard. We should be following what the Supreme Court said in their opinion,’” Shaw says. “And so the bill just merely defines who a person is and it defines a person from the moment of conception when the zygote is formed until natural death.”
“...we should not determine whether a person’s life is worth living based on their age or their stage of biological development,” Shaw says.
WASHINGTON – An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.
Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.
The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of their owners. They say the morning-after pill is tantamount to abortion because it can prevent a fertilized egg from becoming implanted in a woman's womb.
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[Editor's note: There is no such thing as a "fertilized egg." Once an egg is fertilized it is no longer an egg. It is a human being. It is a nascent human person who is being blocked from implantation, and therefore sustenance, by these drugs. It's the moral equivalent of starving your three year-old, or your grandmother, to death.]
This morning here in Colorado, the alleged Aurora theater shooter will be formally charged for the murders of 12 victims who died in the horrific massacre. (Update: The alleged shooter was charged with 24 counts of murder, 116 counts of attempted murder.)
But there is a 13th victim whose life was taken.
Over the weekend, Ashley Moser — mother of 6-year-old Veronica, who was the youngest killed in the theater — suffered a miscarriage. Her unborn baby died as the result of Moser’s extensive critical injuries.
Yet, authorities will not charge the alleged shooter for this additional tragic death:
The miscarriage of one critically injured Aurora shooting victim will not result in additional homicide charges for the suspect, a former prosecutor said Sunday.
…ccording to defense attorney Karen Steinhauser, currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Moser’s miscarriage won’t result in a new homicide charge for suspect James Holmes.
Homicide charges only apply to those “who have been born and alive,” Steinhauser said.
According to one member of Moser’s family, she still hasn’t been told about Veronica’s death. The family says funeral plans for the girl remain pending.
Here is a statement from the family:
Ashley Moser is recovering from an additional surgery she had this morning. Tragically, the extreme trauma she sustained also caused a miscarriage.
We want to send a special thank you to the courageous HEROES of law enforcement, other first responders, paramedics, and doctors and nurses who have all gone beyond the call-of-duty in caring for our daughter, granddaughter and all of the other victims of this tragic event.
Our sincere appreciation goes out to all of those who have been sending well-wishes, prayers and good thoughts to Ashley. Her lifetime of care will be a long road. For those who wish to donate, please go to any Wells Fargo Bank and request the “Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser”. This is the only official donation account for the family.
Funeral arrangements for Veronica are still pending.
But couldn’t the alleged shooter be charged under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which covers certain federal crimes of terrorism?...
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One of the primary planks of the Republican Platform is the party's commitment to recognizing the Fourteenth Amendment protection of unborn children. In this video clip, Mitt Romney states his opposition to that commitment. Mitt Romney is not a prolife candidate. Vote for life in 2012. Vote for Tom Hoefling. tomhoefling.com
by Kathleen Gilbert
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon couple has won $3 million from a hospital because doctors there didn’t diagnose their daughter’s Down syndrome in the womb, making the couple miss their opportunity to have her killed by abortion.
Ariel and Deborah Levy argued that they would have ended the life of their daughter Kalanit in the womb if Legacy Health hospital in Portland had let them know of their daughter’s disability before birth, the Oregonian reported on Friday. Kalanit, now 4 years old, has two older brothers.
The Levys say that they love Kalanit, but the hospital should pay for her lifetime of medical care because the chorionic villus sampling came up negative for Down syndrome. Their attorneys argued that the test had accidentally taken a sample of the mother’s own placental tissue, which wouldn’t have shown the chromosomal condition.
The jury handed down the 12-0 decision after six hours of deliberation. Lawyers for Legacy Health said they would be “reviewing the record and considering available options” following the decision.
As many as nine out of 10 children with Down syndrome in America are believed to be aborted.
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