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Friday, May 17, 2013

Charged with murder for inducing abortion

The NY Post reports:
TAMPA, Fla. — The 28-year-old son of a Florida fertility doctor has been charged by federal authorities with tricking his girlfriend into taking a pill used to induce labor and cause an abortion, killing the fetus she was carrying.

John Andrew Welden was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of product tampering and first-degree murder and faces up to life in prison if convicted of the murder charge. He's also the defendant in a lawsuit filed in state court by his ex-girlfriend, 26-year-old Remee Lee.

"Whenever a woman is robbed of her ability to give birth and have a child, I don't think there's any greater harm you can cause somebody," said Lee's attorney, Gil Sanchez. "She's devastated. She still can't believe this happened to her."
I post this as an example where no one seems to think that men and women should have equal rights. If the mom-to-be kills the fetus, then she is just exercising her constitutional rights. If the dad-to-be kill the fetus, then he goes to prison for life.

Yes, the woman has the burden of pregnancy. But the man also has the burden of paying child support for 18 years.

Meanwhile, ABC News reports:
Televangelist Pat Robertson is under fire once again after telling the wife of a cheating husband to get over the infidelity and provide a better home so he doesn’t “wander.”

Robertson was responding to a letter from a woman identified as Ivy during Wednesday’s episode of “The 700 Club.” Ivy wrote, “We have gone to counseling, but I just can’t seem to forgive, nor can I trust. How do you let go of the anger? How do you trust again?

Robertson’s co-host began to answer the letter when the one-time Republican presidential hopeful interjected with the “secret” to getting past the cheating.

“Stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he’s a man. O.K.,” Robertson said.

Robertson suggested the wife forget about the incident and focus on why she married her husband in the first place, advising she try to fall in love with him again. The televangelist rolled out a series of questions for Ivy to think about.

“Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat?” Robertson asked. “Is he handsome?”

But it was the way Robertson ended his response that set off a firestorm.

“Males have a tendency to wander a little bit, and what you want to do it make the home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander,” he said.
You can get the full details and video in the UK Daily Mail story. Note that he is advising the wife, not the husband, and he gives her practical tips on forgiveness and letting go of the anger. A lot of people seem to have misunderstood the point that he was giving the wife the advice she wanted.

What seems to have offended feminists the most is the suggestion that men have more of a tendency to wander than women. Of course they do. It is human nature. It is funny how some people make a big deal out of some difference (like pregnancy) and not others (like tendency to wander).

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