We don’t always talk about abortion because it’s pretty cut and dried. It is wrong and evil. But, every now and then, a story arises that forces us into the conversation. A recent case in Virginia shows exactly what is wrong with the liberal take on abortion law and how it truly hurts the women they claim to be protecting.
Let’s paint this picture with a real tragedy. Sikander Imran is a Pakistani immigrant. Up until last year, he was a practicing physician in Arlington, VA. Despite his alleged medical knowledge, he unintentionally impregnated his girlfriend. She made it clear that she was going to keep the baby, and apparently, this was a major problem for Imran. His impromptu solution was to slip an abortion pill into her tea. The plan was successful, and at 17 weeks, she miscarried.
The girlfriend sought justice, and Imran was prosecuted for fetal homicide. He pleaded guilty to the charges in May of last year, and he was sentenced to prison. The maximum penalty for his crime is 40 years, but he will only serve 3. He will also be at risk for deportation when his sentence is fulfilled.
Now, before we get into the politics, we’re going to take a moment. This is a disturbing crime. Any reasonable person would want to see the maximum penalty for fetal homicide. It’s beyond abhorrent, and there is no justifying, excusing or accepting this act of pure evil. Despite that, Imran is facing a miscarriage of justice, in a legal sense.
In case you missed it, Virginia has swung pretty far to the left in recent years. This is mostly because the D.C. metro area has overtaken the population majority. Regardless, this now blue state has very clear abortion laws. They separate abortion restrictions by trimester. In the first trimester (up to 12 weeks), there are no restrictions on abortion. Anyone can have one for any reason. You don’t need any counseling or second opinions.
At the second trimester (up to 26 weeks), abortions can only be carried out by medical professionals (i.e. licensed doctors). Yes, you read that right. In the first trimester, abortions don’t have to be carried out by doctors or in medical facilities. This is clearly defined Virginia law. At the third trimester, abortions are only legal in specific cases, such as if the pregnancy clearly threatens the life of the mother.
The penalty for violating abortion law is a fine up to $100,000 and 2 to 10 years in prison. It is a class 4 felony. You’ll note that it is not considered homicide, and this is really the crux of the whole situation.
You obviously see where this is going. If a fetus isn’t a person, then how can terminating a fetus be homicide? Liberals are trying to have it both ways, but they can’t. In a literal sense, Imran’s prosecution and sentence are a violation of Virginia law. At worst, he violated abortion law by failing to include a second M.D. as a consultation on the abortion.
In every other sense, his abortion was perfectly legal. Even worse, if he had committed to his plan a few weeks earlier, he could have avoided violating any laws at all. After all, the state imposes zero restrictions on first-trimester abortions.
Now, don’t misunderstand. We’re as happy as any moral person to see this scumbag go to jail for what he did. Since fetuses are in fact human beings, what he did wasn’t homicide; it was murder. In fact, it was premeditated murder.
But the morality doesn’t change the legislation. The liberals in Virginia have stripped women of their rights to carry a baby to term. The only way they can backtrack in the face of a horror every conservative saw coming, they have had to cheat their own system in unjustly prosecute this doctor. There is a very good chance that he can win an appeal as a result.
This is why there is no room for middle ground on abortion law. The law requires consistency and logic, and because of that, any law that protects a woman’s right to have an abortion inherently infringes on her right to have a baby.
The two outcomes are completely at odds with each other, and this isn’t the first example. A few years ago, a woman had her baby carved out of her belly. It was one of the most horrifying crimes in American history. By law, no murder occurred. The liberals like to pretend that their corruption of morality doesn’t hurt anyone. They are completely wrong. This story, and others like it, are irrefutable proof.
~ Freedom News Report