If You Want to Make it a Crime, Why Aren't You Willing to Punish it?
Hat tip to On the Pharm for this one:
It can't be embedded, but check out this YouTube link.
It seems like a perfectly logical question: if you believe abortion ought to be illegal, what do you think the punishment should be?
One little problem is that the makers of this homemade documentary go asking antiabortion protesters what they think should happen to the woman who has an illegal (their desired state of affairs) abortion, instead of what they think should happen to the doctors who do them. Small wonder that folks get downright tongue-tied trying not to answer. They have trouble with the idea of throwing women in jail, which frankly highlights their hypocrisy. If a woman held up a convenience store and shot a clerk in the process, you'd better believe she'd be hauled into court for murder without anyone breaking a sweat.
I have no doubt these same demonstrators wouldn't hesitate to toss docs into jail and throw away the key, though. Still, it's an interesting video.
(Edit: Thanks to Enoreios in the comments for pointing out Anna Quindlen's Newsweek response to this very video.)