The Inevitable Prosecutions of Women Who Obtain Abortions

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“Back when Donald Trump was just a presidential candidate, he was asked by Chris Matthews if he thought abortions should be dealt with under the law, like any other crime. He replied, ‘There has to be some form of punishment,’ specifically saying he meant that the women who obtained abortions should be punished. After his handlers realized what he’d said, he quickly reversed himself, saying that if abortion were banned through the courts or legislation, the punishment should be reserved for ‘the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman.’ Some Republicans still draw the line there, reserving any legal action over abortions to those who conduct them.” (01/16/23)