A “Woman’s Choice” Is Declared Murder in NC as of Today
The Unborn Victims of Violence Act was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in April. Today, December 1, 2011, it becomes law. The NC General Assembly has written a law stating that any person who unlawfully causes the death of an unborn child is guilty of murder of that unborn child. “Unborn child” is defined in the law as a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb. This law in effect recognizes that humans are human at conception and not at any other arbitrarily selected stage of development in utero. The law specifically excludes from prosecution acts still considered to be lawfully committed under the abortion statutes of North Carolina. This law has shattered the conflicted justification for lawful abortion used by so many of its advocates. The notion that a baby in the womb is not a person or not human has been written out of the pages of the law and “a woman’s choice” to abort her unborn baby has just been codified into law as murder if caused by anyone other than a doctor at her own direction. You can read the entire law here.