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A bill under consideration in the Maryland General Assembly appears to legalize infanticide.
The Pregnant Person’s Freedom Act of 2022, in addition to perpetuating the delusion that “persons” other than women can conceive and carry a child, includes the following ominous admonition:
“This section may not be construed to authorize any form of investigation or penalty for a person: … experiencing a miscarriage, perinatal death related to a failure to act, or stillbirth.”
“Perinatal death related to a failure to act,” is the most menacing line in this terrible bill. Perinatal is an imprecise word with many interpretations. The World Health Organization defines it as the period between 23 weeks’ gestation and seven days after birth. Other bodies say the perinatal period ends 28 days after birth. This is no place for the word fetus. This is a child, born alive and possessing every right that you and I enjoy.
But some Democrats in Maryland want to end that protection for vulnerable newborns, first by saying they can be killed by a “failure to act,” — for instance, withholding medical care, or nourishment, or a blanket — and then spelling out that neither the “person” who has the baby nor anyone who helps her can be subject to criminal or civil charges. Further, anyone who attempts to prosecute the pregnant person or her accomplice can be sued for damages.
This is what the bill says to me: A baby born alive, after an abortion or during a regular delivery, can be allowed to die within the first days of his or her life, possibly as long as 28 days, and no one will ever be charged with murder because, as the bill also states, “Nothing in this section shall be construed to confer personhood or any rights on the fetus.”
Nearly identical bills were submitted in the House of Delegates and Senate and enjoy wide support among Democrats. Requests for comment from the bills’ sponsors, Del. Nicole Williams and Sen. Will C. Smith, were not immediately returned.
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