Defining Murder Down
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Is there a “pro-choice” activist in America who wants to argue that Gerardo Flores shouldn’t have been convicted of murdering his twin sons? Gerardo, who is 19, was sentenced to life in prison after he stomped on his girlfriend’s stomach to induce a miscarriage. At her request.
The best defense his attorney could conjure was to claim that Gerardo wasn’t at fault because the girlfriend, Erica Basoria, age 17, participated by hitting herself as well. Actually, that’s not a bad point.
But Erica is going free because she had the right to abort her babies.
Yes, the babies: the two tiny baby boys were named Eric and Gerardo, Jr. . . after their parents. (Lengthy article with full story here.)
The graphic that Feathers McGraw chose for his post,”Through the Looking Glass,” at Penguin Proletariat says it all: the Twilight Zone.
Does the “pro-choice” movement really think no one should be held responsible for the death of these two boys? Anyone want to argue that point? The comments are open.
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Lee at Right-Thinking from the Left Coast says this case is going all the way to the Supremes, and thinks, maybe, that was the plan.
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WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Found some willing to argue the other side —
Jessica from NARAL, on the other side of the debate also has thoughts on the Supreme Court and abortion.
Alas (a blog) says that they should have gotten the abortion.
Civil Commotion writes that the boy is innocent because he merely “stepped on his girlfriend’s stomach” in Rough Justice
U235 calls the abortion a “miscarry” in More Texas Justice (beware: U235 debates with F-words.)
The Debate Link says that the murder was the only, um, choice in Laws of Intended Consequences
A Typical Joe in The Illusion of Legal Abortion wants to “make our positive arguments and win on the merits. I’m pro-abortion.”
Kevin Drum of Washington Monthly, says that “This is the intersection of stupid kids, stupid laws, mendacious legislators, and fanatical prosecutors. It’s what happens when states ban access to otherwise legal abortions ..It’s like living under the Ayatollahs in Iran. It’s simple barbarism.”
John Cole at Balloon Juice agrees with Kevin Drum. John says: “I don’t care . . .how many of you tell me I have a h**d-on for the Christian Right. With your attitudes on sex, marriage, abortion, and homosexuality, living with some of you is getting harder and harder. This is your vision for America? . . .I guess I am just the anti-Christ that way.”