In the United States, there are many roads that have a lane designated for high occupancy vehicles, which means not only buses, but also cars with many passengers. Faster Because they are less congested, the roads involved should make citizens want to use public transportation more and use cars more frequently.
Recently, a Texas driver was stopped by Dallas police for driving down this type of road when it was clear that no one else was without her car. After Brandi Bouton called for a stop, she allowed the arresting officer to search her car, the Washington Post says. To make sure he didn’t miss anything, the officer interrogated the young woman: “Is it just you or is someone traveling with you?”
The response of the interested party appears to have been premeditated. “I told him, ‘Oh, we’re just two. He said: Where? At 34 weeks pregnant, Brandy Button pointed to her stomach to indicate where the passenger is. Since Texas penal code recognizes fetuses as people, there were technically two people in the car.
“You claimed that he was a child alive, which is the case if all that was said about the annulment of the Roe v. Wade case »explains the driver, referring to the ruling that still allows abortion recently in the United States.
Problem: The country’s transportation law does not consider a fetus to be a human. As it was later confirmed to Brandy Button, he should be there in the car Two bodies outside one body. So she was fined $215 (€211) for using the lane designated for high occupancy vehicles alone.
I’m not really a pro-abortion activist
But the story will not stop there: Brandy Button has already decided to appeal the fine in court. Specialists believe that his request is unlikely to be fulfilled, however, only the transfer code is valid here. “However, it is entirely possible that you will meet a judge who is willing to reward her creativity.”Chad Roebuck, an appellate attorney, explains.
Brandi Button honestly believes she was a victim of injustice: “Laws don’t all speak the same language, it’s very confusing”, explains what it considers inconsistencies between the Penal Code and the Transportation Law. Her reaction can be interpreted as an activist reaction to the gradual ban on abortion in the United States, but is this really the case? Not right.
Texas has already made it clear to the press that they believe women should be able to choose what dissolves in their bodies, outlining: “This does not mean that I am pro-choice.” Before adding: “I wasn’t driving this road because of the Roe v. Wade case, but just because it was me and someone else.”
The trial is scheduled for July 20, two weeks before her pregnancy ends.