Tuesday, January 04, 2005

This law needs to change

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith authorized criminal charges today against a sixteen-year-old Richmond male accused of terminating his girlfriend's pregnancy with a souvenir baseball bat.
As if that wasn't bad enough, we find out the girlfriend wanted this to happen. She had him beat her with the bat repeatedly over a couple weeks. They didn't want their parents to know about the pregnancy.

Despite her role in the murder of her baby, she can't be punished for it because according to Michigan law, "only the person making the intentional conduct against the pregnant individual is criminally liable. The pregnant individual herself, however complicit in the termination, is not."


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