Legalities and Medical terminology clash w/the politics of Abortion
No insight to the women’s Psychological state. No idea if her hormones were out of sync. Of course, US law never takes these things into account since all women are supposed to be the Virgin Mary.
Of course, the debate on late-term abortion remains unsettled, and there are many reasons women should be allowed to have them. Remember, Catt was convicted because she induced labor, on her own, after her fetus was viable. At 39 weeks, the only real way that Catt could have ended her pregnancy was by going into labor, induced or otherwise. That the baby was stillborn is something the court has taken on faith, and even if true, there’s no evidence, especially without a body to autopsy, that the drugs she took to induce labor also killed her baby. Catt’s actions fall outside the abortion debate. Banning abortion—no matter how many times or ways we do it—won’t stop a woman intent on committing a crime.