According to Reuters the Virginia Ban on abortion still makes the procedure known as extraction and dilation illegal which is the procedure where the baby is delivered vaginally and then killed. This is still illegal in Virginia. Reuters is stating that the law is designed to enable a women to still have an abortion during the second trimester without penalizing the woman having the abortion and the doctor giving it. In addition reuters is emphasizing the word procedure and implying that the supreme court decision banning partial birth abortion did not exactly apply to the third trimester but applied to the procedure of extraction and dilation. Personally there is serious word play going on in this decision. A doctor could give a woman medicine that will kill the fetus inside of her, then it will be dead and then it can be extracted. The Reuters reporter is obviously engaging in serious word play that the 4th circuit must have agreed to. In other words the 4th circuit is saying if you can kill a fetus in any other way besides delivering it or make it dead before it comes out of the womb then even the ninth month of delivery can be legally aborted. This is my take on the issue.
Virginia Ban on Partial Birth Abortion Part 2, Reuters Offers a different PerspectiveIn Uncategorized on May 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm