Texas Democrat Jessica Ferrar introduced the "Infanticide Bill" this week.
It defines infanticide as follows:
A person commits an offense if the person wilfully by an act or omission causes the death of a child to whom the person gave birth within the 12-month period preceding the child’s death...
The bill says that infanticide should not be prosecuted as murder if:
...at the time of the act or omission, the person’s judgment was impaired as a result of the effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following the birth.
Infanticide would become a felony, punishable by no more than two years in prison, with a minimum of 180 days, and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.
"Right now, murder of a child under the age of six in the state if Texas is capital murder. And this evil woman, Jessica Ferrar, wants the punishment for murdering an infant to be little more than a slap on the wrist."
Texas infanticide bill would decriminalize murdering an infant
Jessica Ferrar...she's a Texas state representative, recently honored by Planned Parenthood and the proud owner of a 100% NARAL approval rating. She's currently trying to force through a bill that would require Catholic hospitals to dispense the morning-after pill. Her latest bright idea: to decriminalize infanticide.
Texas Could Be First State to Have Infanticide Law
Decriminalizing infanticide would make us more civilized?
Postpartem Progress: "Everybody else is doing it, why can't we?"
Of course, there are a lot of people on the internet and talk radio in Texas who are pretty upset about this bill, many concerned that it would give women carte blanche to go around committing infanticide and not having to take responsibility for their actions. They don't care one whit that most Western countries around the world already have such laws.