LOOK, A BABY, ER, THUMB

WaPo reports that the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that “a fetus is a body part, akin to teeth, skin and hair that are eventually shed.” This convoluted logic was used to unanimously uphold the conviction of a man who tried to induce a miscarriage by slipping his girlfriend labor-inducing drugs.

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