California: And Baby Makes Two

And Baby Makes Two

Sue Ann Yasger was cruising past other cars on a crowded Southern California freeway when a highway patrolman pulled her over. The special car-pool lane in which she was driving, the officer explained to her, was reserved for autos with more than one passenger. Yasger, 29, insisted she was not alone: she was five months pregnant. The patrolman handed her a $52 ticket.

Last week a municipal judge in Santa Ana dismissed the ticket after Yasger, now eight months pregnant, reminded the court that California's child-support law considers a fetus to be a child. She cited the case of Pamela Rae...

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