The law is named for Jenna Nielsen’s unborn son, Ethen. Nielsen, a 22-year-old newspaper carrier with two young children, was eight-and-a-half-months pregnant with Ethen when she was stabbed to death June 14, 2007 outside a Raleigh convenience store. Nielsen was restocking USA Today papers, as a way to supplement her husband’s income before the birth of their newest baby, when she was murdered.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
NC gov. signs ‘Ethen’s law’: makes unborn child a separate victim in violent crime
I am for Ethen's law. A sad situation of a reported murder is always made worse when a news reporter or TV anchor refers to a lost baby as 'the fetus', does not matter how close to birth the mother is at the time. Not everyone agrees, obviously, but in such a horrible case of a death of a pregnant women, some one has lost a child and also a grand child in the tragedy...............