Links for March 1, 2010: Utah Gov’t Poised to Treat Reckless Miscarriage as Criminal Homicide; UK Criminalizes Secret Treasure, others….

Coffin for a miscarried fetus (photo: Doroquez)

  1. Utah Women May Face Murder Charges After Miscarriages | CommonDreams.org

    “Similarly astonished is the syndicated columnist Dan Savage. ‘Where will this insanity end?’ he wrote. ‘If every miscarriage is a potential homicide, how does Utah avoid launching a criminal investigation every time a woman has a miscarriage? And how is Utah supposed to know when a pregnant woman has had a miscarriage? You’re going to have to create some sort of pregnancy registry to keep track of all those fetuses. Perhaps you could start issuing ‘conception certificates’ to women who get pregnant. And then, if there isn’t a baby within nine months of the issuance of a conception certificate, the woman could be hauled in for questioning.'” Bill text here.

  2. Mail Online | Woman who found coin worth £2,000 in garden becomes first to be prosecuted for not reporting treasure

    Pure bullying. Government, get out of that woman's business.

  3. Reason.tv | Nanny of the Month for February 2010

    At least there is some cultural precedent for banning gambling and synthetic marijuana. Banning the sales of most dogs and cats in pets stores, however, is a whole new frontier in nanny-statism. I would vote West Hollywood, CA for NOTM, Feb. 2010.

  4. Telegraph | Baby survives parents’ global warming suicide pact

    My goodness! Wait until the snow melts, at least…

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