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  •  Good ideas--here's another one (9+ / 0-)

    I remember from 'way back in 1983.

    A pregnant woman was jailed on some relatively minor charge...shoplifting or something.  A pro-choice attorney, making clear that his/her client was the fetus, declared that the client was being illegally held without being charged (again, the woman--not the fetus--had been charged), and demanded the client/fetus' immediate charge or release.  The attorney noted that if the fetus was indeed a person, as forced-birthers claim, this suit would be an attempt to start defining the limits/extents of the "person's" rights.

    IIRC, the lawsuit was thrown out of court, but in my mind, the question still stands:

    Would the forced-birthers release the accused pregnant woman, or imprison a fetus without charge?

    "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

    by bartcopfan on Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 10:56:21 AM PDT

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