Murder will not be among the charges filed Friday by Boulder County's District Attorney against the woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman and cutting the unborn child from her womb.
Dynel Lane, 34, was arrested last week after she allegedly brought the deceased fetus to the hospital. According to the arrest report, Lane admitted to a detective that she cut open the victim's abdomen to remove it. Staff at the hospital said the baby would have been viable.
After the announcement of the arrest, District Attorney Stan Garnett said he would wait for the results of an autopsy before deciding if Lane should be charged with murder.
"The issue of whether or not murder charges are appropriate involving a case involving the death of a fetus or late-term pregnancy is always a difficult issue," he said last week. "Under Colorado law, there's no way murder charges can be brought if it is not established that the fetus lived as a child outside the body of the mother for some period of time. I don't know the answer yet as to whether that could be established – what our facts are here. One of the issues that we will need to evaluate in connection with that is the medical information from the autopsy."
Thursday evening, Garnett's office confirmed to 7NEWS that murder will not be among the charges filed during a hearing on Friday.
Since he has decided not to charge Lane with murder of the fetus, Garnett is likely to charge her with unlawful termination of a pregnancy and other charges stemming from the attack on the expectant mother.
We can't be surprised by this sort of thing. Look what's happening in the New York legislature:
AB 6221 passed the State Assembly 94-49, and would expand the leniency for third trimester abortions. If AB 6221 passes the Senate and becomes law, the wording of the abortion statute will allow full-term abortions as long as it’s “relevant to the well-being of the patient.”
Reasons included under the new language would be, emotional, familial, age, physical, or psychological. So for example, if a potential mother feels she’s not “emotionally stable” to handle a baby two weeks before birth, New York will allow her to have an abortion. In addition, it would allow these procedures to be performed by non-doctors who would inject poison into the full-term fetuses heart to stop it.
This, by progressives, would be considered societal advancement.
Thinking human beings would see it as societal decay.