Court rules child protection laws apply to unborn babies

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A preborn baby is a human being. That's the ruling from one of the few courts to recognize that as a legal fact.

The case involves a woman who smoked meth three days before her baby was born at 25 weeks. Her son lived for only a few minutes. Amanda Kimbrough appealed her conviction to the Alabama Supreme Court, arguing that state law involving drugs and children only applies to those already born.

Jennifer Mason with Personhood USA describes the court's response to that argument.

Mason, Jennifer (Personhood USA)"[The court ruled] essentially that the unborn child is a person and that the laws of chemical endangerment to a child that's already born also applied to preborn children," she tells OneNewsNow.

"And this was an amazing decision where they just really effusively went on about the personhood of the child and spoke negatively about Roe v. Wade. It's really a huge victory."

Mason contends that other states need to take a second look at their laws in light of what the Alabama court has stated.

"In other states, you can chemically endanger your child in the womb with no consequences at all and, as the Alabama Supreme Court said, a lot of our laws are starting to recognize that's not right. Women should not be able to do that."

The laws, she adds, are designed to keep unborn children safe. An exception, though, would be Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your reaction to Ted Cruz's speech & non-endorsement of Donald Trump?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

IS attack on Afghan protest kills at least 61, wounds 207
Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave scores missing
Latest: Clinton-Kaine ticket set to make debut in Miami
Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown
Alaska parental notification abortion law struck down
Police: German-Iranian suspect dead, 9 killed, 16 injured
Latest: Clinton chooses Tim Kaine as running mate
Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; Say suspect dead

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump trying to drive wedge between liberals over Dem VP pick Kaine
Wikileaks dump appears to show DNC favored Clinton campaign
'Angel Moms' who lost children to illegal alien crimes to hold event at wall surrounding Paul Ryan's home
Max Lucado: I had a dream that Hillary and Trump reached a Ttuce
Grinning Obama jokes during Munich terror presser

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Scorned Democrat loses court battle to SBA List

A pro-life organization has won a two-year court battle against a Democrat who blamed his 2010 congressional defeat on a billboard campaign that highlighted his pro-abortion stance.