There is no minimum sentence. If the mother can prove that she suffers from a mental illness known as postpartum depression, she can mitigate the number of years she spends behind bars by a staggering twenty years or more. Even though the possible punishment is different, these two crimes share many similarities. Murder and infanticide are two crimes that are both based on the killing of another human being. Murder does not
12 Apr. 2012 Many people do not want to hear the word abortion, but when it comes to rape victims that get pregnant, it is often brought up. Even pro-life advocates agree that an innocent child shouldn’t perish for the sins of their father (1). Harvard students give their opinions and come to the conclusion that no rape victim shall be frowned upon when deciding to get an abortion. “Abortion is not some magical surgery which turns back time to make a woman ‘un-pregnant’ – or, for the matter, ‘un-raped’” (1).
Deborah and Ariel Levy told an Oregon court that prenatal testing they received said little Kalanit did not have Down Syndrome. The Levy said that they were devastated when Kalanit was diagnosed after she was born. $2.9 million for saying you would have killed your child in the womb if you had only known." Having worked in a middle school assisting in special education, I can see this causing a bias and preventing objectivity in certain situations. It will be difficult to avoid subjectivity based on my previous experiences in the field.
Lombardi and reporter Kristin Jones spent a year surveying schools’ and students’ on campus rape cases. Their conclusion from the survey was that campus sexual assault remains a hidden crime, in part, because there is no central clearinghouse for colleges to report cases and to record their dispositions. Ombardi claims more legislation is needed and that current ones need to be amended. Kristen Lombardi is a staff writer and an award-winning journalist from the Center for Public Integrity. Her investigation into campus rape cases for the Center won the Robert F. Kennedy Award and the Dart Award in 2011, which state her survey a recent source and very valuable.
Class 10 – Due March 22 – Survivor Faces Rape Without Shame As Kobe Bryant awaits trial on sexual assault charges, most media outlets have chosen not to identify his accuser, which is standard policy in rape cases. But one young rape survivor in Texas has identified herself, and is encouraging others to consider doing the same. The Early Show Correspondent Tracy Smith has her remarkable story. A young woman says: "My name is Bridget. I was raped and shot in this field."
Professor Suzanne McDermott of USC School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, stated, there will be many states in the next decade that introduce or consider the introduction of laws to legalize assisted suicide. The issues are complex and the evidence is not robust…We know there is another side to the debate, and this volume does not present the proponents' arguments, which have been presented in other journals. (McDermott, Suzanne, Professor) The definition of murder is, the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought, which means there intention to do
There is a high drop out rate in treatment centers. So if there is no prosecution in site then still what is there to keep these women in treatment and keep the children safe? There can be threat and follow through with removing custody rights but at that point the damage has been done to the fetus and the state has a new drug addicted baby with birth defects. Incarceration for drug abusing pregnant women 5
People need to be educated about the pain that can be caused by overzealous therapists. In June 1991 our then 30-yearold daughter began seeing a therapist for depression following her divorce. After seeing her for less than a month, this man analyzed her dreams and told her that the depression was from repressed memories of sexual abuse. Since then, she has broken all contact with us. Her siblings, however, do not believe the accusations.
Abortion is the deliberate ending of a pregnancy by removing the fetus from the mother and should only be carried out by trained medical personnel. Abortion has existed for thousands of years of course in more primitive forms. It was restricted or forbidden by most world's religions, but it was not considered as a criminal offense until the past 100 years. Because of the high maternal death rate associated with illegal abortions, legislative action in the 21st century has been aimed at permitting the termination of unwanted pregnancies for medical, social or private reasons. Some countries now with moderately restrictive laws permit abortions to protect a women's health, to end pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, to avoid genetic or other defects, or in response to social problems such as unmarried status or low income.
An activist named Catharine MacKinnon contributed an amicus curiae brief to the proceedings, and has since stated that the government neglected to raise all the relevant issues in the case. She has also campaigned for laws to stop pornography. MacKinnon claims, in general, that pornography is violence. In this particular case, she argued to the court that the Baker pornography was the threat of violence. To back up her argument about his intentions, she used excerpts from his E-mail correspondence with a like-minded young man in Canada.