Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns Thinks Women “Making” An Abortion Should Face Criminal Charges
I wrote last week about PRENDA and how the Republicans are attempting to push a narrative that the “real” war on women is being waged by Democrats and President Obama because they are perfectly willing to allow the murder of pre-born girls. I also wrote that that particular narrative is a crock.
Nonetheless, Cliff Stearns went off the deep end last week, when, in defending PRENDA, he claimed that criminal charges should be the punishment for women who terminate a pregnancy:
MATTHEWS: So it should be a criminal matter for the woman as well as the doctor?
STEARNS: I think so. You are killing an embryo and in some cases you are killing an embryo that is four or five months into gestation.
This is where we are, folks. Republicans are advocating that women who make a choice about their own bodies be subject to criminal charges for it. What’s next? Throwing women in jail for crimes against the unborn?
Oh wait — We’re already doing that.