No pro-lifer I have ever met wants women to go to jail for having an abortion. This is ye olde refrain of the virulent pro-abortion side. (I think the average pro-choicer gets it, by the way, and are aware that “sending women to prison” is not high on the pro-life list of priorities.)
What I find infuriating is that those who go to jail over abortion these days are pro-lifers offering other options on the sidewalk outside clinics. (Remember Linda Gibbons.) In Canada, it’s because of bubble zone laws. I assume the States has them too–and in fact I personally know one decent, non-violent, generous man with a wife and small children who went to jail for sidewalk counselling. (He preferred jail to a criminal record.)
Since when is offering options a crime? Today it’s pro-lifers who actually spend time in jail because of abortion–forget the baseless accusations that that’s where we supposedly want to send women for having one.
(h/t The Ruth Institute)
Andrea clarifies: The title is a pun, one I didn’t notice before publishing. The sentences are not “for life,” but these people go to jail because they are in favour of life, and against abortion…by