Hat-tip to Creative Minority Report
A Catholic state legislator in Texas has introduced shocking new legislation that would effectively decriminalize infanticide for the first 12 months of a baby's life. The bill states that if a mother kills her own child within the child's first 12 months of life due to post-partum depression, the murder would be downgraded and punishable by relatively short jail stay and/or a fine.
The bill, according to the House Committee Report, would
amend the Penal Code relating to the punishment stage of a trial in which a defendant is guilty of causing the death of a child; the defendant may raise the issue of impairment under certain conditions. If the defendant proves the issue in the affirmative by a preponderance of the evidence, the offense would be punishable as a state jail felony...A state jail felony is punishable by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days, or, in addition to confinement, a fine not to exceed $10,000.For more click here.