LETTER: Confused by charge in attack

York Dispatch

In the Wednesday, Sept. 30, edition of The York Dispatch was a story about a man who punched his 4-month pregnant girlfriend in the stomach and head so many times she threw up.

One of the charges filed against the man is for "aggravated assault of an unborn child." The police chief called the attack "heinous."

I'm confused.

A 4-month-old "unborn child" has the protection of the law, while a 4-month-old "fetus" has no such protection and can be legally killed by abortion.

It makes no sense to me.


York City