Reason's Radley Balko reviews Anne Hendershott's The Politics of Abortion
A man in Florida is under arrest after his wife filed a criminal complaint against him after he beat her so severely she started hemorrhaging and lost their 4-month-old unborn child.
"I had a feeling I might be losing a child," the 33-year-old wrote in a victim affidavit she filed Aug. 2. "But it was beyond my reach of comprehension."
When she told her husband around 1 a.m. that the bleeding would not stop, he told her to "shut up, stop crying," the affidavit read.
The arrest report said that even while Amy Turner was holding the aborted fetus in her hands, her husband kept yelling "shut . . . up" and "quit bothering me."
"At this point she did not know what to do, so she flushed her unborn child down the toilet," the report read.