Jail the Abortionists, Not Women

When abortion becomes illegal again, are we going to start throwing all the women who have abortions into jail?

No – the people who should go to jail in that case are the abortionists. This is how it worked before abortion became legal, and how it should work again.

After all, the woman who gets an illegal abortion is the best source of information and evidence needed to convict the abortionist. If she feared prosecution, she would never admit to the abortion, which would make it harder to find the abortionist.

This doesn’t excuse the woman’s wrongdoing; rather, it is the same principle by which the state grants immunity to a small-time drug user in exchange for information leading to a big-time drug dealer.
The pro-life movement is not interested in punishing women, but rather in stopping the killing.

–Fr. Frank

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