Hi - have read jail time for abortion
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|Mon, 07-30-2007 - 11:39am|
Hi, haven't been here in a long time; I hope I'm not starting a duplicate thread but I don't see this article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20010696/site/newsweek/ discussed anywhere already . . .
The link above is to Anna Quindlen's article regarding the astonishment a PL feels when confronted with the question of how much jail time a woman should get if she were to have an abortion under illegal circumstances. I thought it was a very interesting point. However, I am PL, and I don't have difficulty with the notion of prescribing jail time if abortion were criminalized (as I think it should be). I would imagine there is jail time now for a person who is not a doctor to perform an abortion - surely there is a sentence for that? If not, I still don't have difficulty with the idea that anyone who participates in an abortion getting jail time. It's only consistent with my position, as Quindlen accurately points out.
Comments? I'm sure those on the other side will be annoyed by my opinion but please don't be nasty, it is a debate after all. Thanks -- Kao