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Feb 11, 2019 by Alyssa Duvall

NY Man Who Murdered Wife And Unborn Child Gets "Abortion" Charge Dropped Thanks To Reproductive Health Act

As a direct result of the state's new "Reproductive Health Act," a New York man accused of murdering his girlfriend, who was five months pregnant, is getting off on an "abortion" charge for the death of the unborn child.

Although Queens District Attorney Richard Brown first stated that the accused, Anthony Hobson, would be charged with second-degree abortion as well as the murder of his girlfriend, a spokesperson from Brown's office later revealed to the New York Post that the charge had been “repealed by the Legislature, and this is the law as it exists today.”

Hobson's girlfriend, Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, was discovered with stab wounds to the neck and torso inside an apartment building on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, according to ABC 7.

“This was a heinous crime,” Brown said following news of the incident. “A woman was brutally stabbed, killing her and the unborn child. The defendant is alleged to have shown no mercy and no regard for human life when he repeatedly and purposely plunged a knife into this expectant mother’s abdomen, torso and neck.”

Hobson's lack of regard for human life, however, may only go partially punished after Governor Andrew Cuomo's controversial law removed abortion from the state’s penal code.

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.

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?”



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