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What do you think of this Indiana law?

Current Indiana law allows prosecutors to file murder charges in cases where a fetus dies, but only if the mother is at least seven months pregnant. The state’s feticide law covers fetuses that are not yet viable outside the womb, but supporters of the new proposal say that crime’s sentence of two to eight years is not enough.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Feb. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • Since it a woman's right in this country to decide for herself if this is in fact a baby or not when sheis pregnant, the charges should be based on whether or not the mother felt it was a "person" (chances being any woman who was not planning an abortion would think this) and if so, they should be charged and sentenced as if they killed an already born infant.

    Answer by NorahSethsMommy at 12:10 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • They are trying to change this now, which is a great idea to change it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • I dont think it is long enough, and FYI a baby can survive outside of the womb at seven months not always but if given the right care their chances of living are pretty good heck my daughter was born at 25 weeks which is 6 months and she is six y/o and just fine, not a thing wrong with her

    Answer by hautemama83 at 10:54 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • The stage of life should not determine the length of punishment for the murder.

    Answer by Kelly913 at 11:06 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • def. should lengthen the punishment

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 11:12 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • first off my daughter was born at 24 weeks and my son was born at 31 weeks and both are fine and healthy so i feel that the punishment should be twice that.

    Answer by mrssundin at 11:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2009