Unborn Babies Receive More Rights in Georgia

By: Ivette Marques
By: Ivette Marques

Deborah Mitchell says not a day goes by that she doesn't think about her unborn grandson.

On June 11, 2005 two men rushed into the Thomasville home of Mitchell’s son attacking him, his girlfriend, and killing their unborn son.

Georgia's new laws expand the definition of feticide to include any stage of a fetus’ development, a crime that carries a life sentence.

The new laws also add the criminal offenses of voluntary manslaughter, a felony, and assault or battery of an unborn child, which are misdemeanors.

For Mitchell and her family nothing will bring back her grandson, but she says these new laws give her hope that she will be able to one day move on.


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