By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law harsher penalties for crimes in which a fetus is harmed or killed, no matter how early in the pregnancy. The legislation drew passionate support this spring from a Florida woman whose boyfriend tricked her into taking pills known to induce abortion during the initial weeks of a pregnancy. The new law allows offenders to be charged with a separate crime for causing harm to a fetus at any stage of development, even if the perpetrator did not know the woman was pregnant. Prior Florida law applied only in limited circumstances and when the fetus was far enough along to survive outside the womb.
We should be protected by the law no matter what our stage of development is or what our level of ‘wantedness’ is. Anything less is a tragedy of incompetent government.
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