I was sickened as I did my research when putting this article together. I could never imagine having to opine about states legalizing infanticide.
Just a couple of years ago, we were debating the Virginia law that allowed a fetus survivor of an abortion to be allowed to die. I remember thinking that we had found the lowest point where man could fall.
But, alas, we have two liberal states that refused to be outdone. I am once again sickened.
Maryland ‘Pregnant Persons’ Bill Seeks to Decriminalize Infanticide
Maryland Senate Bill 669 and House Bill 626, dubbed the “Pregnant Person’s Freedom Act of 2022,” not only erase women by adopting the left’s gender-confused newspeak that ludicrously assumes men can get pregnant but, as the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) explained in its analysis of the legislation, “the bill also proposes a revision of the fetal murder/manslaughter statute that would serve to handcuff the investigation of infant deaths unrelated to abortion.”
Under the proposed legislation, a baby could be allowed to die up to 28 days after birth by any means, and the mother, the birthing person, cannot be held responsible for the death.
The following is an excerpt from the California bill:
(c) A critical part of realizing reproductive justice for people in California is clarifying that there shall be no civil and criminal penalties for people’s actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcomes.
The Legislature finds and declares that every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to personal reproductive decisions, which entails the right to make and effectuate decisions about all matters relating to pregnancy, including prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care.
- (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty, or otherwise deprived of their rights, based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.
One stark difference between California and Maryland is the length of time to consider the baby’s future. It is four weeks in Maryland and six weeks in California.
There is nothing else to say about proponents of these bills. They are sick and depraved individuals.
Just as evidence of the misplaced value of life, in California, you can get up to three years in prison for harming an animal but no charge 4for allowing an infant to die of neglect.
Penal Code 597 PC prohibits animal abuse, which is defined as maliciously killing, harming, maiming, or torturing a living animal. The offense can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony and carries a sentence of up to 3 years in jail or prison.
If you think these are just two exceptions to rationality, you would be wrong. Connecticut and Virginia have also been working on similar bills.
I apologize for writing about such a topic. We must know what these ill people are doing in our statehouses. We must stay involved and defeat these barbaric bills and ensure that the authors and supporters never see the inside of government again.
These people need help, but I am not convinced they have a place in a civilized society.