Meth and Death

Our Man in Ulster has just brought this 2014 news story to my attention, about a woman charged with assault for taking meth while pregnant.  Setting aside the obvious legal issue about the personhood of a baby in the womb in a nation where abortion is allowed by law, the prize for most astounding statement surely goes to the commenter 'Helicohunter': 'Women who are addicted to meth should get abortions. Every fetus deserves a chance to develop normally. There are plenty of fates worse than not being born.'

Kill the baby to protect the baby from assault.   You know, I'd never have thought of that.