A Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Idaho expressed the vilest anti-choice sentiment yet when he said that women who have abortions should face “criminal punishment” and possibly the “death penalty” if the state decides to criminalize the procedure.
Prosecutions have always been focused on the abortionist, said Bob Nonini in a statement. There is no way a woman would go to jail let alone face the death penalty. The statute alone, the threat of prosecution, would dramatically reduce abortion. That is my goal.
Nonni would go even further:
I strongly support the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Nonini said. That would allow states like Idaho to re-criminalize abortion as a deterrent. However, it is my understanding that in the history of the United States, long before Roe was foisted upon this country; no woman has ever been prosecuted for undergoing abortion. That is for practical reasons, as well as for reasons of compassion
The two other Republican candidates running, GOP businesswoman Janice McGeachin and former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates, forum told the forum that they felt abortion was murder but stopped short of calling for it to be treated as first-degree murder.
Republicans have always been firmly against abortion, and they spent thousands of dollars smearing Planned Parenthood when they’re not defunding it. Perhaps this type of extremist talk is the type of lunacy to expect should Trump be impeached or resign, but it’s quite telling of just how far Republicans will go to deny women the right to choose.
Most people who are pro-choice feel that way because it’s a very private and personal matter between a woman and her healthcare provider. Republicans who insist on controlling a women’s body do it because they simply hate a woman having control of her own body.
Then again. these Republican reps would certainly have no issue coercing their mistresses into having an abortion.
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