Why is abortion not considered murder when killing a pregnant woman is considered a double homicide.
Now, a double homicide is when two people are killed by a different person or group. Therefore, murdering a pregnant woman can be classified as a double homicide because someone else is ending the life of a mother and a child.
But lets talk about this, a mother and a child are two DIFFERENT people. Yes, the mother carries the unborn child within her for nine months. Yes, they share nutrients and blood through an umbilical cord. However, two beating hearts, two brains, two bodies, and two different lives.
A double homicide is the murder of TWO people. In that case, why is a fetus labled as a human if it is not considered a human when referring to an abortion. Abortions are legal until the twentieth week of pregnancy. You have five months of pregnancy to get an abortion, and then sometimes special circumstances can get you a late term abortion.
So what is the difference between a murderer killing a baby and its mother and a mother killing her baby? Why is one considered legal and one considered illegal?
In a double homicide of a mother and fetus, neither have a choice when it comes to ending a life. When it comes to abortions, we can thank the 1973 Supreme Court Case Roe vs. Wade. This court case, outlies the constitutional rights of women to decide if they can give birth or not as long as the fetus is not yet viable. According to federal laws, women have the right to choose what they want to do with their body. This is why abortion is legal and explains why killing a pregnant woman is considered double homicide.
Whether or not you believe in abortion, you now know the difference between the two. Although if it were up to me, looking at my sweet baby nephew’s face, i would make both illegal.
An eight-year-old girl who was stabbed to death has been named as Mylee Billingham.
West Midlands Police said she died in hospital shortly after being found seriously injured in Valley View in Brownhills, near Walsall, at 21:15 GMT on Saturday.
A post mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Monday.
A 54-year-old man has been arrested and is in a critical condition in hospital with a stab wound to the stomach.
West Midlands Police said they were treating the stabbing as a “domestic incident” and would be questioning the man in due course.
Det Insp Jim Colclough said no-one else was being sought in connection with the death and that investigations were continuing.
“This is an absolutely tragic set of circumstances and my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected,” he added.
On Sunday, a bungalow in Valley View was being searched by forensic officers behind a police cordon.
Neighbour Graham Greatrex, 74, told how he helped comfort the girl’s mother after the incident.
He said: “She was in shock. I just offered her a warm drink because it was a bitterly cold night.”
Mr Greatrex added: “You can’t imagine it happening on our doorstep, especially when it’s a little girl.”
Bob Weir, 72, who lives two doors away, said: “I didn’t know the bloke who lived there and he hadn’t lived there long, maybe six months, if that.
“I didn’t know there were any kids in there. I thought he just lived on his own. I never saw a girl or a woman there.”
Councillor Kenneth Ferguson, ward member for Brownhills on Walsall Council, said: “It is devastating, you don’t expect things like this to happen on your doorstep.
“For something like this to happen to an eight-year-old child is unbelievable. I am lost for words.”
Crime UK statistics
The quarterly crime figures also highlight for the first time 711 deaths or serious injuries caused by illegal driving, a 6% rise on the previous year.
But it is the accelerating increases in the volume of violent crime reported to police that will most alarm the public and politicians.
The ONS said the underlying rise in the homicide rate followed a general upward trend in recent years and contrasted with the downward trend over the previous decade. The headline figure of 664 homicides for the 12 months to June shows a fall of 2% on the previous year’s total of 679.
The increasingly violent nature of England and Wales is underlined by double-digit increases in types of violent crime that, although low in volume, cause significant harm and alarm. They include a 27% rise in gun crime to 6,696 offences, a 26% increase in knife crime to 36,998 offences, robberies up 25% to 64,499, sexual offenses up 19% to 129,700, and stalking and harassment up 36% to 243,086 reported incidents