Nibbling at Roe v Wade / Doe v Bolton
- It is practical and proven legislation given the state of the courts and unforced weakness of elected legislatures. But the legislators excuse of “our hands are tied” rather than pursuing more is not an entirely exculpatory excuse given the power legislatures could constitutionally exercise over courts (remove or limit jurisdiction for one thing). Legislators hide behind robes as well.
- Each of us was the same unique genetic being from the first spark of our life’s continuum, self-directed, separate member of the human family, busy being born, later, busy dying. Let’s go back for more.
Text of the 20 week restrictions follows. Vote in Iowa Senate for the 20 week “feticide” bill was 30 for and 20 opposed, The party breakdown in the Senate is 29 Republicans and one anti-Trump conservative and 20 Democrats. All Republicans voted for it (along with Sen. Johnson the usually conservative independent ). All Democrats opposed it. The bill as it came over from the House was supported by all but one Republican, Rep. Maxwell, of Gibson. All Democrat House members opposed protecting unborn babies half-way through pregnancy. The Democrats are the party of abortion/ dead babies (and inextricably, inflicting those deaths in the most hideous of ways).
The Des Moines Register article posted last night regarding the text of SF 471 is inaccurate, to wit as per the DMR: “But it does not include exemptions . . . for pregnancies in which a genetic anomaly makes life after birth impossible.” Read the bill DMR. The exemption extends to 24 weeks. The DMR does not answer as to whether it would bother with a “but” in its reportage on whether murder statues exempt chopping up babies gravely injured in the process of being born or whose disability is only discovered subsequent to birth. The logic of death is relentless. And of neo-natal distress is the concern, the DMR also does not “but” about the excruciating pain of being ripped apart inutero via “D and E” abortion, the method of choice for late-term abortions. R Mall
SENATE FILE 471
BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES
(SUCCESSOR TO SF 53)
(As Amended and Passed by the Senate 2017-03-14)
A BILL FOR
An Act relating to feticide, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
Section 1. Section 707.7, Code 2017, is amended to read as follows:
1. Any person who intentionally terminates a human pregnancy, with the knowledge and voluntary consent of the pregnant person, after the end of the second trimester of the pregnancy reaches twenty weeks postfertilization or the fetus achieves viability, whichever occurs earlier, where death of the fetus results, commits feticide. Feticide is a class “C” felony.
2. Any person who attempts to intentionally terminate a human pregnancy, with the knowledge and voluntary consent of the pregnant person, after the end of the second trimester of the pregnancy reaches twenty weeks postfertilization or the fetus achieves viability, whichever occurs earlier, where death of the fetus does not result, commits attempted feticide. Attempted feticide is a class “D” felony.
3. Any person who terminates a human pregnancy, with the knowledge and voluntary consent of the pregnant person, who is not a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under the provisions of chapter 148, commits a class “C” felony.
4. a. This section shall not apply to the termination of a human pregnancy performed by a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine or surgery or osteopathic medicine or surgery when in the best clinical judgment of the physician the termination is performed to preserve the life or health of the pregnant person or of the fetus or to avert a serious risk to the pregnant person of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, and every reasonable medical effort not inconsistent with preserving the life of the pregnant person is made to preserve the life of a viable fetus.
b. This section shall not apply to the termination of a human pregnancy between twenty and twenty-four weeks postfertilization performed by a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine or surgery or osteopathic medicine or surgery, when in the best clinical judgment of the physician the human pregnancy has a fetal anomaly incompatible with life. For the purposes of this paragraph “b”, “fetal anomaly incompatible with life” means a fetal condition diagnosed in utero that, if the pregnancy results in a live birth, will with reasonable certainty result in the death of the child or will result in requiring the provision of life-sustaining procedures as defined in section 144A.2 to the child after the child’s birth and for the duration of the child’s life.
Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance,