Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Man Convicted After Causing His Girlfriend Miscarry At Her Request

Nineteen-year-old Gerardo Flores was convicted in Texas yesterday (June 6th) of two counts of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison for stepping on his 17-year-old girlfriend's stomach and causing her to miscarry twins. Flores were convicted under the state's new fetal protection law despite the fact that his girlfriend, Erica Basoria, acknowledged that she'd asked Flores to help end her pregnancy. Basoria, however, can't be prosecuted because of her legal right to abortion. Flores was automatically sentenced to life in jail, since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty.

According to the Associated Press, Basoria told authorities that when she was about four months pregnant, she regretted not getting an abortion and tried to induce a miscarriage by jogging, not taking her prenatal vitamins, and hitting her belly. When that didn't work, she asked Flores to help. Flores told police that he stepped on Basoria's stomach several times the week before she miscarried.


At 12:36 PM, Blogger Melissa M. said...

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly what's wrong with our current abortion laws! It has nothing to do with God; it has nothing to do with Allah; it has nothing to do with the Pope! It simply has to do with the inequality between the sexes for the EXACT SAME CRIME!!

At 2:36 PM, Blogger ElexTech said...

The pro-abortion crowd would fiercely fight any attempt to amend the law to allow prosecution of this woman for what is clearly murder.

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

Excellent points! Here's a thought: By charging the 19 year old with murder, doesn't this prosecution confirm the argument of Life beginning at conception? After all, they are "following" the law. No, no, I got it; it'll be argued that the girl, being of Latino heritage, that she did not have access to "affordable" healthcare. Maybe a charge of providing "healthcare" without a liscense is more appropriate. After all, abortion is a "procedure" correct? ...and I thought the mantra is to "protect" the children.

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Nicole Weeks said...

By convicting the boyfriend of the manslaughter charge IT ALREADY proves that there is life before birth.

Inequality of the sexes? Bah! Inequality of responsibility. If he wanted the kid he has no say if she went to have an abortion. If he didn't want the kid he'd still be forced to pay child support.

The choice, "ladies and gentleman", begins in the bedroom, or the backseat of the car, or the....you get the point. But the "LIBERAL LEFT" has indoctrinated our country, our children, in the classroom, that instant gratification is supreme. What I want, when I want it, right now. That the 4 second orgasm is more important than looking at the potential consequences in the bigger picture.

Sad. Sick. Dispicable.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Mithrandir said...

I think that guy should also be charged with assault.
Thats gotta hurt her stomach.


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