Criminalizing miscarriage. Theocrats for limitless government reaching into wombs and family life.
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES:
"Perhaps the most troubling part of the bill is a standard that could make women legally responsible for miscarriages caused by so-called 'reckless' behavior. Under the 'reckless behavior' standard, an attorney only needs to show that the woman behaved in a manner that is thought to cause miscarriage, even if she did not intend to lose the pregnancy. Under this law, if a woman drinks too much and has a miscarriage, she could face prosecution.
Many states have fetal homicide laws, most of which apply only in the third trimester. Utah's bill, hwoever, [sic] would apply through the entire duration of a woman's pregnancy. Even common first trimester miscarriages could trigger a murder trial."