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South Carolina May Expand "Stand Your Ground Law" To Protect Fetuses

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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South Carolina May Expand "Stand Your Ground Law" To Protect Fetuses

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In a strange combination of two hot-button, polarizing political issues, South Carolina may expand its current “Stand Your Ground” law to permit the use of deadly force to protect a fetus.

The expansion of the law, referred to as the “Pregnant Women’s Protection Act,” was approved 3-2 by a state Senate committee on Thursday, although it’s currently unclear how far the legislation is going to progress. The law would allow pregnant women to use deadly force to protect unborn children beginning at conception. 

Although the legislation specifically references pregnant women and fetuses, opponents argue that the expansion of the law would be no different than the state’s current “Stand Your Ground” law. If a pregnant woman is threatened, her unborn child is automatically threatened as well, opponents argue. ThinkProgress suggests that the new legislation is simply an effort to advance the classification of unborn fetuses as “personhood” according to state law. 

While the Senate committee works to expand the law, other state politicians are looking to repeal it. According to the Huffington Post, Rep. Harold Mitchell (D) introduced legislation in March that would repeal South Carolina’s “Stand Your Ground” law. 

 

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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Apr. 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM

bump

idunno1234
by Silver Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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I'm confused.....since when is a fetus threatened and the one carrying the fetus not?  Why would there have to be more milliions wasted to pass this shit considering how ludicrous this is?

And does this imply that we should start making mini guns so fetuses can stand their own ground? :)

Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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What if a woman is having abortion? Could another person kill her to save a fetus?
mokeekee
by Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM
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Because that makes sense.

Quoting Healthystart30: What if a woman is having abortion? Could another person kill her to save a fetus?
momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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IMO it is another attempt to undermine women's reproductive rights by extending the scope of personhood.

Quoting idunno1234:

I'm confused.....since when is a fetus threatened and the one carrying the fetus not?  Why would there have to be more milliions wasted to pass this shit considering how ludicrous this is?

And does this imply that we should start making mini guns so fetuses can stand their own ground? :)

Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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You can't make shit like this up folks.
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Apr. 13, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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So the fetus is justified in killing the mother if the mother tries to have an abortion?
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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This makes no sense.

Another attempt at control.

That 'personhood' begins at conception.

Scary thinking here.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Apr. 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Or is the mother justified in killing the doctor if she goes in for an abortion?
cueballsmom
by Silver Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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Quoting LauraKW: Or is the mother justified in killing the doctor if she goes in for an abortion?
or does the family of the woman or the father of the child now legally able to kill an abortion provider if they dont agree with the fetus carrier????
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