So Trump is backpedaling on his “If abortion is banned, there has to be some form of punishment for women who do it” statement, even though what he said makes total sense in the sense that it is morally logical.
Is it logical, if one wants abortion banned, to hold the abortionist & not the mother responsible? Are women actually children or moral imbeciles, incapable of distinguishing right from wrong? Isn’t this like punishing the hitman and not the person who contracted the hit?
What if the abortionist is female? Could she be charged, or is she also a moral and legal incompetent by virtue of her genitalia? After all (according to anti-abortionist logic), she’s killing somebody else’s baby. Not her own. Wouldn’t killing one’s own baby be worse?
(Contra Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, quoted at the link, not all “Women who choose abortion often do so in desperation” and they don’t all “deeply regret such a decision”. And even if they did, so what? Myra Hindley insisted she was rehabilitated. David Berkowitz claims to be deeply contrite. Should we pat him on the back and let him go?)
(Via Ace of Spades HQ. Sorry Ace haters.)