30 November 2007

Double Standard on Abortion Apparent During Horrific Crime in Wisconson

A man is being charged with multiple felonies after committing a horrendous crime in Wisconsin. The man tried to slip a crushed Morning After Pill into his girlfriend's smoothie, but the woman noticed the powder on her cup and had the foresight to refuse the drink and subsequently submit the substance for testing confirming the horrible truth of this vile crime.

On Thursday, Manishkumar M. Patel, 34, of Appleton, was accused of slipping the drug to the woman without her knowledge. He was charged with seven felonies and two misdemeanors, including attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child, stalking, burglary and two counts of violating a restraining order. The nine charges carry a maximum penalty of 99 1/2 years in prison and a $92,000 fine.

This man should most definitely be incarcerated and the charges brought against him are legit and just. I'm glad the DA is throwing the book at this guy and it's about time that we start prosecuting criminals to the fullest extent of the law, so I commend the DA in Appleton, WI.

The double standard that I speak of in regards to the abortion issue, is that had the woman taken the Morning After Pill on her own, and the situation were reversed, where the boyfriend wanted the child, then there would be no charge at all. In the crime committed here, one of the charges is the intentional homicide of an unborn child. In a circumstance where the mother were to decide to take the pill herself it is no longer considered homicide, but an issue of privacy and the mother's "right to choose". The unborn child is still the same in both cases, unborn, innocent, and unable to defend itself. In a situation where a father wants to raise a child and take care of it, he has no say, and the unborn child is not considered a human being. In a case where the mother wants the child, the unborn child is considered a human being and afforded all the protections of the law. The status of the unborn child changes based solely on the opinion and feelings of one individual, and this is a double standard. We, as a civilized society, must protect all life and treat it as precious, and not have legal standards where life is defined based on a case by case basis. That being said, I hope this guy is served justice and enjoys a long, long stay in prison. The victims in this case demand and I'm sure, will receive justice. I do not mean to take away from this case, but I thought I'd take this time to illustrate a point on the issue that is many times overlooked.


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