Friday, May 11, 2018
Jill Wieber Lens has published "Recognizing Stillborn Babies Does Not Threaten Abortion Rights" at HuffPost. Here's a sample:
Abortion rights groups rationally ― and rightly ― fight against abortion limits, including bans on abortions after however many weeks of pregnancy and mandatory ultrasounds. But the fight against recognition of stillbirth feels a bit irrational. The Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade specifically recognized that a tort claim for parents after the death of an unborn child does not give the unborn baby any rights. It is the parents’ claim, not the unborn baby’s claim.