Sanctioned for having traveled alone on a carpool lane, she contests, claiming that her fetus is a … passenger

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-18 10:33:01

Direction the United States where a simple ticket case has revived the debate on abortion.

To challenge the slightest fine, motorists are sometimes ready to do anything, even if it means inventing the most preposterous excuses.

To minimize their offense, some do not hesitate to water down their version of the facts because the bigger it is, the more it passes.

Illustration a few months ago in the Texas , in the United States, where a woman arrested for having traveled alone in a carpool lane, defended herself by claiming that the baby she was carrying was her… passenger.

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Arrested for having traveled alone on a carpooling lane, she pregnant woman claims to be traveling with her… fetus

The excuse is enough to make you smile, but in a country like the United States, where the question of the humanization of fetus keeps coming up in the abortion debate, this position is not insignificant!

Circulating alone on a lane only reserved for vehicles carrying one or more passengers, the offender thus affirmed that her unborn baby should be considered as such, reports a local media.

« A police officer looked over and asked, 'Is there anyone else in the car?' I showed my belly and said, 'My little girl is right there. She is a person. He replied: 'No, there must be two people outside the body' “, thus told the future mother in the Dallas Morning News.

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Is such a line of defense admissible?

You should know that since the highly controversial quashing of Roe v. Wade of 1973, which authorized abortion in Texas, the Texan state now recognizes the status of person to the fetus, before it is born.

So to support her argument, the mother-to-be therefore referred the authorities to their contradictions, recalling that the State of Texas had recently charged a woman who had an abortion, precisely considering that her fetus was a person.

In theory, therefore, her argument is valid and it is therefore difficult to contradict her. But will the local justice be of this opinion?

Case to follow!

Source : The Dallas Morning News