– Episode 1833 –

Should We Punish Women Who Have Illegal Abortions?

Considerations for Punishment for Illegal Abortions


Segment 1 (0:00) – Continuing consideration of punishment for illegal abortion: #14 – emotional/mental consideration.  #13 – crisis pregnancies exist.  #12 – consider girl/father woman/man situations.  #11 – woman’s mental/emotional state determination.  #10 – Doctor is not ignorant.

Segment 2 (10:23) – #9 – precedent for illegal medical procedures.  #8 – pre-Roe v. Wade doctor was prosecuted.  #7 – pre Roe v. Wade – woman was victim & doctor was the criminalized source but times are different today.  #6 – 2 times woman brought to court.  #5 – no charge of murder was applied.  #4 – no accomplice charge made to woman.  #3 – 1 woman prosecuted for self-abortion in 1599.  #2 – self abortion prohibition never applied.

Segment 3 (17:36) – #1 – What to say: 2 responses.  #1 – In a perfect world every single person who intentionally commits an injustice against another human being will receive perfectly proportional justice in accordance with their crimes.  #2 If a woman has an illegal abortion then the doctor is the most direct culpable agent & should receive the full punishment the law provides.  It should be determined if the woman was coerced, a victim or an accomplice and treated accordingly.