pregnant%20question.bmpI’m glad for the decision, but this just goes to show what a mockery Roe v. Wade has made of U.S. murder law.
From Statesman.com, November 22:

The death of a fetus can be prosecuted as a murder, even if the fetus was too young to survive outside the womb, Texas’ highest criminal court ruled Wednesday.
State laws declaring a fetus an individual – and therefore eligible for protection under statutes prohibiting murder – do not conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling that protects abortion rights, a unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled….

“The Supreme Court has emphasized that states may protect human life not only once the fetus has reached viability but ‘from the outset of the pregnancy,'” the Texas court ruled in Lawrence v. State of Texas. “The Legislature is free to protect the lives of those whom it considers to be human beings.”…
State laws protecting fetuses do not apply to abortions, the court acknowledged.

For more info on the specific case in question, read here.
It’s ludicrous to say a scenario determines whether killing innocent “human life” is legal or illegal. It is ludicrous to say a mother subjectively decides whether or not her preborn baby is “human life” to begin with.
On the other hand, here is one more bit of evidence to stack against Roe when Roe’s next day in court comes, one more court decision stating preborns are “human life,” so their killers can be prosecuted.
Incidentally, both news accounts used incorrect terminology, “fetus,” for the preborn baby in question. S/he was 4 to 6 weeks old, therefore an embryo (which they are to the age of 8 weeks).
So it’s interesting that some legislators are trying to force us to fund killing human embryos while some are prosecuting the same as murder.
Can’t find a pro-abort blog that touched this one, btw.
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