I don’t know if you heard this yesterday, but Donald Trump said in an interview that women who had illegal abortions should be punished. Much uproar ensued.
If you really and truly do believe life begins at conception, and that abortion is a murder, just how do you rationalize a two-track legal system?
I’ve been saying to anti-abortion types for years: If you’re considered a murderer for hiring someone to kill your spouse, how can you not be charged with murder for hiring someone to give you an abortion?
And from that, I pivot into a discussion of “Is that what you want? You want your wives, daughters, sisters, friends and neighbors charged with murder?”
Occasionally someone says yes, but most people see the idiocy once you point it out to them. The most common response is, “I never thought of it that way.”
It kind of irks me that wingnuts get to have it both ways — abortion is murder, but the pregnant woman is a victim. That way, they get to solve two political problems at once. never facing up to the legal consequences of their position.