March 10, 2005

THE AMERICA CONNER PETERSON LEFT BEHIND HIM:

Uncharted waters (Rich Miller, 3/10/05, Illinois Times)

Almost half of the entire Illinois House has signed up to sponsor an anti-abortion bill this year.

The proposal is an exact replica of a federal law that ostensibly protects infants who are “born alive” during botched abortion procedures. Opponents say that the bill is merely a backdoor attempt to ban almost all abortions, but proponents point to the fact that both Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy voted for it in the U.S. Senate.

The difference, say opponents, is that the federal legislation didn’t trigger any criminal laws, whereas the state bill would tap into a whole host of Illinois statutes:

“In determining the meaning of any statute or of any rule, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative agencies of this State, the words ‘person,’ ‘human being,’ ‘child,’ and ‘individual’ shall include every infant member of the species Homo Sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.”

That’s a pretty broad definition, say opponents, and would probably mean that many abortions would be illegal.


Add together enough increments and you've got a whole.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2005 4:37 PM
Comments

You can thank Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois for the near unaminity. One of their nurses revealed the gruesome details of how they performed late term abortions and the ensuing outcry caused a lot of abortion advocates to back away from the procedure.

Posted by: at March 10, 2005 7:18 PM

Wow, even in a state where Republicans are thought to be totally out of the picture.

Posted by: kevin whited at March 11, 2005 10:39 AM
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