Maryland takes a shot at regulating abortions

A first reading in the Maryland General Assembly is scheduled for 8 January 2014 on SB 34, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act, a bill that provides certain restrictions on a woman’s right to have a abortion. The rationale behind SB 34 is that an “unborn child” (I don’t see how you can be qualified as a child if you are not born yet … but I digress …) feels pain 20 weeks after fertilization thus a state interest in protecting the unborn child is created.

Interesting how the state doesn’t see an equally compelling interest in protecting actual children from the pangs of hunger or actual adults from the pains of unemployment resulting from the State’s failure to manage the economy, a duty it imposes on itself …

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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2 Responses to Maryland takes a shot at regulating abortions

  1. kenski2013 says:

    Another place where we agree, Alton. It seems that there a lot of people who are really concerned about you before you are born, or if you’re in a coma with no brain activity and someone wants to disconnect your life support, but in between, you’re pretty much on your own.

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