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Old 15th May 2019, 09:51 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
A bit off topic, but I have always been a bit confused why these kind of full on "moral" laws (for want of a better word. Eg Death penalty and abortion, gun restrictions etc) are State decided, yet silly things like age of having a beer are federal.

That's because beer is far more important than a woman's right to choose what path she wants her own life and body to go in.

Men like beer. More so than they like women, apparently.
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Old 15th May 2019, 09:54 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
A bit off topic, but I have always been a bit confused why these kind of full on "moral" laws (for want of a better word. Eg Death penalty and abortion, gun restrictions etc) are State decided, yet silly things like age of having a beer are federal.
The Federal Government basically strong armed the 21 year old drinking age with highway funds. In 1984 they passed a law basically going "You can set your drinking age to whatever you want... but it ain't 21 you're losing 10% of your highway funds."

Up until the early 80s the drinking age vary widely from 18 to 21 throughout the various states.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:05 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by BStrong View Post
Simple explanation.



An individual has a toothache, makes an appointment with a dentist and has the tooth pulled.



An individual has a toothache, makes an appointment with a dentist and on the way to see the Dr. is assaulted and their attacker yanks the tooth in question from the victim's mouth.



One is a crime, one isn't.
Given the cost of dental treatment I know which is the crime! I suspect the attacker could make a good career out of his extractions, can't be done for practicing medicine without a licence and no one will press charges... excuse me just going to check my tool box, sure I've got an old pair of pliers.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:10 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Wouldn't a legal abortion between 8 and 24 weeks be a lawful death, and therefore not prosecutable as foeticide?
This.

The law already categorizes killings into different crimes based on the circumstances.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:44 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by ShadowSot View Post
I'd think there's a difference between a woman making a decision to a bort, and being caused to miscarry by someone else's action.
I was under the impression that foeticide referred to killing a foetus outside of a legal abortion (whether caused by the mother or not).
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