Puritan Board Professor
I was using you example of the 6th, not Georgia law. My main question is what medical condition would be considered so dangerous to say the death of the mother will ensue if she gets pregnant? I am not asking what may ensue but what will ensue. Also to have any law in Georgia that says a mother may not have a child because it may cause harm to her is a law I would disobey. Just saying...of course I am a man.I'm not sure that you've fairly characterized either Mr. Godwin's nor my position.Good point. This could be looked at from 2 directions. If we look at it from Edwards POV, with medical technology and medical knowledge in mind, that death will occur every time to the mother if she becomes pregnant and with that certain condition one could argue the 6th. Though I will add I am still waiting for any example of such condition that would indeed kill the mother every time she gets pregnant and thus I think the 6th does not apply here. The same could be said from your POV in that can you tell me where in "earlier times" where pregnancy resulted in death of the mother every time?
I'd use a 'reckless disregard' standard. It would probably be a misdemeanor under Georgia law: "(b) A person who causes bodily harm to or endangers the bodily safety of another person by consciously disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk that his act or omission will cause harm or endanger the safety of the other person and the disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation is guilty of a misdemeanor."