Fri, 12 Mar 2004 16:34:20 GMT

Ladies, Your Uterus Belongs To The State.

This is scary…

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – As Melissa Ann Rowland's unborn twins got closer to birth, doctors repeatedly told her they would likely die if she did not have a Caesarean section. She refused, and one later was stillborn.

Authorities charged 28-year-old Rowland with murder on Thursday, saying she exhibited “depraved indifference to human life,” according to court documents. One nurse told police that Rowland said she would rather “lose one of the babies than be cut like that.”

The case could affect abortion rights and open the door to the prosecution of mothers who smoke or don't follow their obstetrician's diet, said Marguerite Driessen, a law professor at Brigham Young University.

“It's very troubling to have somebody come in and say we're going to charge this mother for murder because we don't like the choices she made,” she said.

I'll have much more to say about this in a few minutes…

[Wizbang]

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Oh My, i can't believe that they would compromise the sanctity of a persons rights over his or her body. That is not right. The living person has complete right over his or her body, the unborn have no necessary rights to anything. This better be thrown out.

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