Hobson's case sets a dangerous precedent in which the murder of an unborn child may go virtually unpunished, serving to further dehumanize and deny protection under the law to these children.
A 5-months pregnant mother was murdered in Queens last week. Both her and her baby deserve justice.@NYGovCuomo’s new abortion law denies any justice for the slaying of the baby.— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) February 10, 2019
Children ALL deserve protection - inside and outside of the womb. https://t.co/SOTZBQos8G
New York's massive Roman Catholic population has called for justice, including an amendment to provide criminal penalties for the death of an unborn child. Dennis Poust of the New York State Catholic Conference declared that exemptions meant to vindicate abortion providers under the law have instead led to "open season on pregnant women in New York.”
As 38 states and the federal government still hold stiff punishment for causing the death of an unborn child against its mother’s will, RHA opponents contend that New York's law is hideously out of touch with reality.
“The fact that this is no longer the case in New York shows how out of step this new law is both with the rest of America and with common sense,” said Rev. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.
“You can take a life and escape any punishment," said upstate Republican Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, charging the state's Democrat legislators with effectively destroying the rule of law in the state. “How as a society can you allow that to happen?”