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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Pro-life death penalty

At this moment, a conservative Trump appointed judge in Texas is deciding whether a drug the FDA approved 20+ years ago for medical abortion can still be used by women across the US, or if it is too "dangerous and ineffective" to be used, as the anti-abortion plaintiffs ludicrously and disingenuously contend. Of course, this won't stop the use of abortion by medication, as the other drug in this 2 drug cocktail can still be effective, but the abortion will be less safe, more painful. For the coservatives, the cruelty is the point, after all ... make those uppity women pay.

But speaking of making women pay, I wanted to mention another related situation: pro-lifers in South Carolina propose executing women who have had abortions. The hard part will be choosing exactly how to execute them, as that state wants to bring back firing squards and the electric chair ... remember, it's all about the suffering.

21 South Carolina GOP Lawmakers Propose Death Penalty for Women Who Have Abortions

Members of the South Carolina State House are considering a bill that would make a woman who has an abortion in the state eligible for the death penalty.

The “South Carolina Prenatal Equal Protection Act of 2023” would amend the state’s code of laws, redefining “person” to include a fertilized egg at the point of conception, affording that zygote “equal protection under the homicide laws of the state” — up to and including the ultimate punishment: death ....

We knew this was inevitable once the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs. The anti-abortion movement is emboldened and sees no reason anymore to pretend that this has not always been their agenda. How I remember those nutballs at America magazine going on about how "women are vitims" and "it's the evil abortionist doctors who are to blame" and "we just want to help women, not punish them" and blah, blah, blah. I guess lying just comes naturally to conservatives.


Blogger Katherine Nielsen said...

It is totally irrational to call oneself pro-life, and be in favor of the death penalty. There is a lot of pushback over this proposed legislation and it is unlikely to pass. Even a lot of pro-life groups are against it.

6:55 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Yeah, I tell myself that kind of thing will never happen, but stuff does seem to be getting more and more extreme, and we can't count on the Supreme Court anymore to do the rational thing.

9:08 PM  

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