Republican and Right-to-Life-Until-Birth groups are seemingly unable to make the connection between sex education and the number of teenage pregnancies or between not being able to afford contraception and the continuing cycle of poverty that the birth of a child often brings.
So, why would these same groups be expected to consider what would happen to a woman who is charged and found guilty of having an illegal abortion? After all, in our system of laws, most illegal activities are met with some kind of punishment. A fine? How much? A jail sentence? How long and what if she has children at home?
Execution? Why not? These groups consider it murder and states like Texas love their executions -- 500 so far. Part of their program to protect the sanctity of life no doubt. Or, how about a scarlet letter embroidered on their bodices? "A" for abortion anyone?
AtCenterNetwork.com, which bills itself as a "a group that works for justice and nonviolent resolution of conflicts," interviewed a group of abortion protesters about this very matter in Libertyville, Illinois recently. Obviously, they've never thought any of this through.