Iowa Proposes Bill to Jail Abortion Providers for Life without Parole
Iowa state Rep. Kim Pearson has introduced a bill that would completely change the climate of women’s health in America, by outright banning abortion.
Doctors who assist women in their reproductive choices by performing abortions are to be arrested and imprisoned under the new law, where they will serve mandatory life sentences with zero chance of parole.
The bill makes “attempted feticide,” where the fetus does not die, a Class B felony, punishable by 25 years in prison. Iowans can even be punished for helping someone else perform an abortion, as, “joint criminal conduct shall apply to persons knowingly participating or concerned in the commission of feticide or attempted feticide under this section.”
Stay classy, Iowa.
(via Think Progress)