On Wednesday, the Internet railed against Texas politicians for seeking to make getting an abortions equivalent to a homicide.
A bill introduced by Texas state Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R) would allow women to be penalized to the death penalty for having an abortion without exception.
“I think it’s important to remember that if a drunk driver kills a pregnant woman, they get charged twice. If you murder a pregnant woman, you get charged twice. So I’m not specifically criminalizing women. What I’m doing is equalizing the law,” Tinderholt said during his hearing.
However, users on Twitter said that law was "ridiculous" and that it went "overboard."
I just read that Texas will be imposing the death penalty on women who receive abortions. Shame on them. https://t.co/dEQuHPosdr— stephanie mitchell (@stephanie mitchell)1554924709.0
Texas be on some other shit 😂 wtf so if your daughter gets raped and gets pregnant and then gets an abortion... you… https://t.co/md7KdFk6fo— puroperixo🦜 (@puroperixo🦜)1554924699.0
Really? The greatest nation in the world wants to kill women over abortion? Crazy, crazy! https://t.co/ZAE9nBHMAS— Carsten B. Hansen (@Carsten B. Hansen)1554924693.0
I don’t like abortion but this is overboard https://t.co/5YRSaXFqSA— Samantha 🧚🏻♀️ (@Samantha 🧚🏻♀️)1554924900.0
@mo_elizabeth_ Right. Punishing abortion with the death penalty is ridiculous.— Sasquash (@Sasquash)1554924884.0
The Handmaid's Tale nightmare we've all been watching on TV is much closer to being a reality: HB896 criminalizes a… https://t.co/tknThRY1bu— Alanna Vagianos (@Alanna Vagianos)1554919443.0
In an era where women’s rights to privacy and control over their bodies is being rolled back all over the country,… https://t.co/RB9FvtOkL1— Emily Best (@Emily Best)1554918179.0
Why not stone them while you "pro-lifers" are at it? >> Texas House hears debate on bill that could impose the deat… https://t.co/1G6gqXcE4w— Antonia Zerbisias (@Antonia Zerbisias)1554913380.0