So here's the question in full without having to worry about the 60 character cap: Should a pregnant women be legally allowed to use lethal force against an assailant when it is not necessary to protect her own life but it is necessary to protect the life of her unborn child?
In other words if the assailant is not posing a threat of death or permanent injury to the woman herself, but his actions (for example he is striking her abdomen) could cause a miscarriage or otherwise kill or permanently harm the unborn baby?
A few years ago a state (I think Louisiana but I'm not sure) did pass a law stating that a woman could use lethal force in such a case.
I think without such a law most juries still would not convict a woman in such a case, or if convicted the penalty would be very light. I think what such a law would do is that it would prevent the woman from even being charged, and protect her from wrongful death lawsuits.
Would you favor or oppose such a law. I would favor it. I think a woman is well within her natural rights to use deadly force in order to defend her child even if the child is still in the womb. To punish a woman for doing so would be to punish her for acting in accordance with her own basic nature: it is a basic instinct to defend one's offspring and to value the life and well-being of their offspring above that of an assailant.