LifeNews.com reports that suspected Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro might have forced one of his victims to have five abortions. Samuel Casey, a pro-life attorney with the Law of Life Project, revealed that reports indicate that Michelle Knight was “raped, impregnated and forcibly aborted by Castro at least five times during her more than ten year captivity.”
Apparently, the forced abortions came in the form of miscarriages after Knight was starved and viciously beaten.
Casey believes charges should be filed against Castro for the deaths of these five unborn children:
If as reported Ariel Castro starved and then kicked a pregnant Michelle Knight resulting in her miscarrying five children Castro should be charged with aggravated and felonious assault against Knight and aggravated murder of her children. I trust the grand jury will be investigating all such possible charges,” he said.
Casey says Ohio adopted a state law in 2002 that includes unborn children under murder, manslaughter, and assault statutes in non-abortion cases where they are killed, such as in this case.
Casey also thinks the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which recognizes the “child in utero” as a legal victim if he or she is injured or killed during the commission of any of 68 existing federal crimes of violence, could also come into play.
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