Sometimes when I read a sentence in a news report, like the one I am going to quote to you, my head hurts! I simply cannot understand how any thinking person could possibly be so duplicitous.
The news report from which this sentence is taken is about a recent Texas Supreme Court decision.
The sentence in question is this: "The court ruled unanimously that state laws declaring a fetus an individual with protections do not conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that protects a woman's right to an abortion."
Further the Texas Supreme Court said, "The Supreme Court has emphasized that states may protect human life not only once the fetus has reached viability but 'from the outset of pregnancy.' The Legislature is free to protect the lives of those whom it considers human beings."
The case in point involves Terence Lawrence who was prosecuted for two murders because he killed a woman and her 4- to 6-week-old preborn child. So what this court is saying is that if a mother wants her baby and her baby's life is taken by a criminal act, the death of that baby is homicide, but if that mother pays an abortionist to murder her baby, that is perfectly OK!
My goodness, what kind of world are we living in? When is murder not murder? Well, it appears that that depends on who wants to do the killing and whether or not the mother agrees.