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  •  Colorado has been plagued by Personhood (4+ / 0-)

    amendments since 2008. Voters resoundingly rejected them in 2008 and 2010, and, haha, woman-hating forced-birthers didn't get enough qualified signatures to get on the ballot in 2012. They howled and whined and threatened to sue.

    It's a tough call. I'm sad for the man who lost his wife and twins, and sad for the little girl who lost her mother and siblings. But if the unborn fetuses are declared "persons," although under present law they are NOT, this could have a very deleterious effect on the opposition to Personhood. Sure, on the plus side the Church pays up. And I've left the Church, so I have no sympathy.

    I think there is grounds for medical malpractice. I do believe that the husband is entitled to receive compensation for the death of his wife, and that there should have been an emergency C-section to at least attempt to save the lives of the fetuses, which after all is the usual practice of the Church: let the mother die, save the fetuses. Thy didn't even manage to do THAT. So there's some wiggle room there. The Church mandates saving fetuses, right? They failed. Boom.

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