Unborn Hypocrisy

The West Australian journalist Colleen Egan reported, “Death of an unborn child nothing in eyes of the laws” (Weekend West , Feb 5 p28) that in WA, children are not considered a human being until after they are born.

“It is incomprehensive that this crime victim was not considered a human being” she writes in response to a case where an unborn baby was killed in a car crash but murder or manslaughter charges could not be laid on the culprit. Queensland is said to be the only Aust State that has made it a crime to kill an unborn child. It is estimated that each year 100,000 abortions are carried out in Australia.

For original story about the case or for Egan’s opinion piece see the Weekend West, p 28, Feb 5: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/8779342/man-linked-to-two-foetus-deaths/

POSTED 12 Feb 2011
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