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If Abortions Were Illegal, What Would the Penalty Be?

Amazing story from Anna Quindlen in Newsweek about the question anti-abortion activists never actually answer: If abortions were made illegal, how would you punish women who have them anyway? A group called the AtCenter Network made a video surveying protestors … Read More

By / July 31, 2007

Amazing story from Anna Quindlen in Newsweek about the question anti-abortion activists never actually answer: If abortions were made illegal, how would you punish women who have them anyway? A group called the AtCenter Network made a video surveying protestors at an anti-abortion rally in Libertyville, IL and found that none of them had given any thought to the matter.

Says Quindlen:

Lawmakers in a number of states have already passed or are considering statutes designed to outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned. But almost none hold the woman, the person who set the so-called crime in motion, accountable. Is the message that women are not to be held responsible for their actions? Or is it merely that those writing the laws understand that if women were going to jail, the vast majority of Americans would violently object? Watch the demonstrators in Libertyville try to worm their way out of the hypocrisy: It's murder, but she'll get her punishment from God. It's murder, but it depends on her state of mind. It's murder, but the penalty should be … counseling?

For some reason the AtCenter Network people have disabled embedding, so you'll have to go to YouTube to watch the video, but it's SO worth it. When you're done, come back over to Jewcy's loving embrace and let us know your thoughts. Mine: Uh, isn't this why we have a separation between church and state?

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