Democrat pro-abortion Catholic state Rep. Jessica Ferrar has quite a resumé. There she is pictured right holding a Planned Parenthood Public Affairs Award she received last year “for her work on reproductive health issues,” according to her website.
Ferrar opposes a bill currently before the legislature that would mandate abortionists offer mothers the option of viewing an ultrasound of their baby. She currently is sponsoring a bill that would force Catholic hospitals to dispense the morning-after pill. And Ferrar maintains a 100% approval rating from NARAL.
But disregard for prenatal life isn’t enough for Ferrar, who is also sponsoring the first legislation of its kind in the nation, known as “The Infanticide Bill,” HB 3318….
The Infanticide Bill would decriminalize infanticide of babies under 1 year old from being a capital murder offense, punishable by life in prison or the death penalty, to 180 days to 2 years in jail and a fine not to exceed $10k, for mothers found to be suffering, in the court’s opinion, severe post-partum depression.
A defendent would be eligible for this sentence if her “judgment was impaired as a result of the effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following birth,” wrote Ferrar in her legislative analysis.
While I empathize for mothers suffering this malady, it does not extend to dehumanizing their babies so killing them is any less heinous in the eyes of the court than killing older children.
After all, depression extends throughout the life spectrum. Why should infanticide be set apart as a more tolerated crime?
Obviously, because of Ferrar’s pro-abortion proclivities and the company she keeps, this is a veiled attempt to portray pregnancy as an illness, to provide a loophole for mothers committing 4th trimester abortions (postnatal murder), and to blur the line between abortion and infanticide.
[HT: reader Lauren]