Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Just a small question, without tricks. Because of the possible spillover nto the abortion debate, do you think that the Unborn Victims of Violence
Act (a copy of which can be found above) is unconstitutional, or shouldn't be enforced, or was wrong in the first place?
I would have to review the act to tell you an answer to that question. So, since i am about to nod off right now, i will give you this answer instead
(which is close to an answer to your question):
I don't like abortion. I think it is reprehensible. Since it exists, i ignore it and do what i can to keep my own family from participating.
Similarly, I detest murder. If an unborn child is killed in a murder, I think that is obviously worse than just a murder. Now,, is that two murders?
i would not think so, otherwise abortion would be classified as murder.
Therefore, I would think killing an unborn child in the act of committing a murder would be a separate type of charge.
But above all of that, I am a realist. I am practical. I see that Hasan will never breath free air again, and that is good enough. Were i any level
of related to a victim in this, i would feel that is good enough. To worry about what charges got piled on is just a matter of semantics. The guy is
gone. Forever. Having my unborn childs name read in court on a victims list won't change that he is gone forever, nor will it bring him/her back.
I also see the idea of "closure" as an illusion used as a crutch for a coping mechanism.
I may not have expressed myself adequately, and it know i was kind of blunt. My apologies in advance if it causes offense. I have no callous
intentions here, only an observation (that seems to not be so popular).