Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Utah Bill Criminalizes Miscarriage (Video)

The mostly male lawmakers in this country are always hard at work trying to find new ways to force women to reproduce, but this one is straight out of The Handmaid's Tale. If this law passes, the women of male-dominated Utah need to leave the state, or maybe the country. Campbell Brown lays it out in the video clip below, along with legal analyst Lisa Bloom who argues that the bill is unconstitutional as it would criminalize abortion at all stages of pregnancy. Bloom points out that the Utah Miscarriage of Justice bill is just another crappy effort to outlaw abortion.

A controversial abortion bill in Utah meant to prevent planned assaults on unborn children may have opened a loophole that could allow women to be charged with murder if their reckless behavior causes miscarriages. Gov. Gary Herbert has not indicated whether he will sign the bill into law or veto it, although supporters of the bill say they expect him to approve it. If Herbert does nothing by March 8, the measure automatically becomes law. The bill was prompted by the case of a pregnant teenager last year who paid someone to beat her, hoping to cause a late term abortion.