A Texas Democrat wants to make killing a baby a mere felony.
Democrat pro-abortion Catholic state Rep. Jessica Ferrar is pictured holding a Planned Parenthood Public Affairs Award. (Jill Stanek)
It defines infanticide as:
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A person commits an offense if the person wilfully by an act or omission causes the death of a child to whom the person gave birth within the 12-month period preceding the child’s death
The bill says that infanticide should not be prosecuted as murder, though, as long as:
… at the time of the act or omission, the person’s judgment was impaired as a result of the effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following the birth.
Infanticide would become a felony, punishable by no more than two years in prison, with a minimum of 180 days, and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.