If abortion was illegal, what should the penalty be?

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  1. matthewscott661 macrumors 6502

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    Stumbled upon this youtube video asking abortion protesters what we should do to women who get abortions if they are made illegal. Their reactions show that while their intentions are good, they really have not thought the whole situation through.

    What are your thoughts on making abortion illegal and the penalty women should get for breaking the abortion law?
     
  2. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    The penalty would be going to hell for an eternity because said person decided to kill a baby.
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It shouldn't be illegal, and if it was, there shouldn't be a punishment for the woman, for the doctor perhaps, but not the woman.
     
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    Let's think of some creative ones... like maybe forcing them to watch several 'miracle of birth' videos so they can fully appreciate what it means to take another human's life into your hands and destroy it because it was just... 'easier.'
     
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    oh crap. Here we go...

    A point of clarification for the OP though - are we talking about penalties for the doctor/performer of the abortion or penalties for the woman?
     
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    Cruel and unusual punishment! :eek:
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Umm... $50 Fine and 2 1/2 hours of community service.
     
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    What if you're Muslim/Buddhist/Hindu/Rastafarian/etc.? Let's not bring religion into this.

    I'm pro-choice, but if it abortion was illegal I would say the Dr. should pay a fine.
     
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    Wouldnt the length of the pregnancy and circumstances of the mother still need to be considered? Or go for a flat rate no matter what.
     
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    Muslim/Buddhist/Hindu/Rastafarian/etc. would still go to Catholic hell in my opinion. But, for two offenses, one having an abortion, and, worshipping false gods. That's like going to hell forever times two.
     
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    Make them stand in the corner, nose touching the wall and knees bent for one day so they can think about what they've done...
    Yeah, that will teach 'em.

    /sarcasm
     
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    Thanks for the laugh, unfortunately while it was funny you're mindset also disturbs me.
     
  13. matthewscott661 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would say both. I don't understand why there would be a penalty for the doctor and not the mother, they are both equally involved. Even though the doctor does the act of killing the fetus, the mother is at fault for conspiracy to kill.

    The point is, why should we waste time making abortion illegal if there wouldn't be a penalty similar to the penalties for similar acts?
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    We shouldn't.
     
  15. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps just examine the laws that existed when it was illegal, which wasn't that long ago.
     
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    Well technically speaking it would be a premeditated murder and if a doctor did it, then whilst he killed the baby, she would be an accomplice I suppose.

    Also isn't it like if a guy boots his missus down the stairs because he doesn't want the hassle of having kids and such - and she aborts - currently, would he would get done for murder of the baby?

    Which seems strange, like if the lass has an abortion, it doesn't count as a murder (a freebie if you will), but if she wants to keep it and it dies as a result of someone else's actions, it is classed as a termination of a life?
     
  17. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Ask Scott Peterson.
     
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    I'm just curious, do you people have these views towards those that get legal abortions done now? Or is your view only based on if its currently legal or not?
     
  20. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Is a penalty going to make the fetus any less aborted?

    Get serious people abortion has existed for far longer than most religions and legal institutions.

    Even when the womans life is as stake , taking that risk is more preferable than carrying the fetus to term.
    maybe the question should be WHY women have them, and despite the pro-life propaganda , very few women make the choice lightly. Not everyone can be a good parent just because the are able to ****.

    Women are still going to attempt/have abortion whether they are legal or not.
    Penalizing them , or threatening them is not goign to change that.
    and instead of losing one potential human being , most likely will lose the woman as well.
     
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    Haha, for some reason that reminds me of a joke. What's the difference between an American and Muslim woman? An American woman gets stoned before committing adultery.
     
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    No doubt in my mind that both mother and doctor should receive the death penalty for taking a life.
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    What kind of twisted humor is this?:confused:
     
  25. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Not sure, I don't think abortion should be illegal so I never took the subject seriously.
     

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