This is why: The las was meant to protect women from assault, making it possible to charge their attackers with harming their fetus. But, of course, the law is being turned against them. I guess women are simply disposable and deserve to live in fear, or something. Interestingly, from the same story, it appears, so far, that the law is being brought to bear most heavily on women of Asian descent. Perhaps their culture makes them more vulnerable. Which is sad, because I had always thought of the law as something that ought to be used to protect those who have the hardest time protecting themselves.