Monday, July 30, 2007

How Much Jail Time Should a Woman Who Has an Abortion Serve?

The man behind the camera is asking demonstrators who want abortion criminalized what the penalty should be for a woman who has one nonetheless. You have rarely seen people look more gobsmacked. It's as though the guy has asked them to solve quadratic equations. Here are a range of responses: "I've never really thought about it." "I don't have an answer for that." "I don't know." "Just pray for them."
Quindlen: How Much Jail Time for Women Who Have Abortions? - Newsweek Anna Quindlen -

I suggest going further than that, even. Ask yourself what should the penalty then be for a woman who drinks while pregnant? smokes? acts "recklessly" with the unborn child's life by downhill skiing? eats junk food? etc... Is it some form of manslaughter?

When you get the government involved with trying to control others' behavior, it just leads to a litany of regulations and bureaucracy that we just don't want and can't afford.

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