When you think about it, this shouldn’t surprise us, as horrible and unethical as it is. The steps from abortion, to late-term abortion, to legal infanticide have always been smaller than abortion advocates have been willing to admit.
In one of the efforts underway in several Democratic-controlled legislatures to protect abortion rights if the Supreme Court alters or strikes down Roe v. Wade, Maryland is considering Senate Bill 669. The bill’s language states, in addition to protecting abortions themselves from prosecution, that no person can be investigated or charged for “experiencing a miscarriage, perinatal death related to failure to act, or stillbirth.”
In other words, it’s anywhere up to four weeks after the birth of the child you and your sexual partner conceived, and you decide you really don’t want the child, hey, no problem, just don’t feed it, don’t get medical care, don’t do a thing. Eventually, the child will die.
And that, under the meaning of the bill’s text, is OK.
The bill, which Tapscott believes is certain to pass and withstand a veto by Maryland’s Republican governor, also bans any investigations into perinatal infant death while creating the private right the right to sue for civil damages if one is investigated for causing a perinatal death through neglect.
Maybe the use of “perinatal” is a drafting error, and won’t survive the process. Maybe some extremist stealthily added it, since legislators these days don’t read what they vote for. And just maybe the language means what it says, and Maryland Democrats favor infanticide. Fetuses are just babies at an earlier stage of their development, after all; as I said, the jump from abortion to infanticide isn’t that great. What matters is the mother’s “choice.”
It’s not far-fetched to think something akin to what is now being pushed by the Left in Maryland and elsewhere will become a priority of the most extreme elements of the national Democratic Party, especially in the House of Representatives.
No, it’s not. I suspect, however, that the bill, should it become law, might make it difficult for the pro-abortion activists to continue their “Baby? What Baby?” charade that characterizes abortion as an act involving only one human being’s life. Maybe this law, as barbaric as it is (Tapscott reminds us that under Roman law, the father had the right to kill his children for any reason or no reason) will rip away the mask that has allowed abortion zealots to keep an apathetic public confused about what abortion really is.
We shall see.
Incidentally, the name of the Maryland State Senator sponsoring this bill is Will Smith.